The Tea vol. 15

Peace, family! Welcome back to The Tea! This month, we collaborated with our ecosystem family, the Black Hive, to bring you a very special issue in honor of Earth Day. The Black Hive exists to convene Black climate and environmental justice (CEJ) leaders, so they can invest in equitable climate solutions and alternatives that center on the concerns of Black communities and that protect Black lives. The Black Hive is at the heart of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) climate and environmental justice efforts. They are a cohort of Black CEJ experts who use their collective experience and knowledge to assess how climate change and ecological destruction impact Black communities in the U.S. and across the Global Black Diaspora. Together, they organize for cleaner, better, and safer futures for Black lives.

For this edition of The Tea, we asked the Black Hive to uplift the queer and trans members leading on climate work and to shed light on how climate change is a Black queer issue! In this issue, you’ll hear directly from members and learn about how you can be involved in the fight for climate justice for all Black folks! Special shout-out to Aya de Leon, who curated and introduced the issue below!

Read on, family!