An illustrated graphic that shows people standing on the Earth.

During the last week of Black History month, the City will host a virtual discussion on how race plays a role in climate change and climate action across the globe. 

The Climate Action and Outreach Division and the Office of Equity and Human Rights will host "Climate Action and Communities of Color," a virtual conversation with Richard Mabion and Ayman Sharif, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

Mabion is the founder and CEO of Building A Sustainable Earth Community, a Kansas City-based organization focused on supporting and fostering leaders of color in the climate movement. Mabion has committed his life to addressing the absence of people of color in climate organizations by spreading his message and methodology to other communities.

Mabion will be joined by Iowa City resident and founder of Global Food Project, Ayman Sharif, who will speak about climate action and his work promoting food justice at the local level. Sharif is a member of the Johnson County Food Policy Council.

Follow this link for the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 939 1197 8626

To see the entire list of the City's Black History Month events, visit

Date of publication

Friday, February 19, 2021