Seven diverse representatives of the African American community kicked off the Hip Hop Caucus Act on Climate Campus Tour at Hampton University as they were joined by over 300 students and members of the surrounding community.
The evening comprised a panel discussion, video messages from EPA Administrator McCarthy and various hip-hop artists, stimulating conversation led by student questions, and even some impromptu singing from the panelists.
The panelists spoke about the impacts they have seen from climate change in their own lives and in the communities they've visited and performed in, like Hampton. Earlier in the day, the speakers were taken on a tour of a neighborhood in Newport News by African American residents who have experienced the harm of living close to power plants that produce harmful levels of carbon pollution.
Learn more about the tour at HipHopCaucus.org/climate
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