Showcasing local activists, storytellers, and culture-makers as the visionary leaders needed to build the movement towards a future rooted in environmental justice
As part of The Redford Center’s ongoing civic engagement initiatives, the 2021-22 Community Power short film series spotlights voices from some of the most polluted communities in the country, sharing their unique stories of collective action to enact meaningful, representative, and lasting change. In collaboration with League of Conservation Voters and Chispa, this new collection of short films responds to the urgent need for all Americans to be concerned about environmental injustice. The stories speak to the heart of addressing centuries of environmental racism and discrimination – all during a critical moment when historic policy investments in clean transportation, jobs, and justice are being made.
Community Power films highlight how investing in clean energy, and specifically, clean transportation, provides the opportunity to cut harmful air pollution threatening our health and livelihoods, support people and communities who are too often left behind, and create millions of jobs that modernize our transportation and energy infrastructure. Through the power of storytelling, Community Power films showcase unity and community power in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation to build a safer, more just future for all.
Community Power Nevada: Unidxs En Acción (United In Action)
Directed by Nicolas Cadena, Community Power Nevada: Unidxs En Acción (United In Action) tells the story of how a group of Latinx community activists in Clark County, Nevada — one of the most polluted counties in the country — are using their own unique brand of Community Power to rally for their right to breathe clean air.
Community Power Arizona: En Nuestrxs Manos (In Our Hands)
Directed by Pita Juarez, Community Power Arizona: En Nuestrxs Manos (In Our Hands) tells the story of how residents of Maricopa County — where 1 in every 9 children suffers from asthma — rallied their Community Power in a historic milestone that brought clean transportation to their school district.