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Lecture Archive: Hazel Wong

Dispelling Conservation Myths About Communities of Color

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Posted: October 8, 2020

Lecture date: October 8, 2020. In this virtual lecture, Hazel Wong contrasts the voting patterns of communities of color versus white communities when it comes to environmental issues. Wong is the director of Global Conservation Campaigns at The Nature Conservancy.

Ahead of the 2020 election, the Aquarium hosted a lecture that examined support for environmental issues at the ballot among communities of color.

In her presentation, Wong highlights polling data showing attitudes among communities of color vis a vis white communities when it comes to environmental issues. She asks why, despite our planet’s climate and biodiversity crisis, the environment still has negligible influence on elections. Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Peter Kareiva talks with Wong about her background growing up in Seychelles, a group of islands of the east coast of Africa, and her connections to marine environments.

Video Posted: October 8, 2020 | Running time: 29:59

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