PoP models how personal stories that center the voices of the most impacted will always be more accurate and humanized, and therefore, more likely to drive meaningful social change.

Our storytelling events aim to shift the narrative - to uncover the untold stories of environmental racism and generate empathy and action among the public. Our in-person gatherings stoke dialogue, strategic collaborations, and build movement in culturally-relevant spaces.

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Past Events

During "ClimateWeek2023", People over Plastic and the Bullard Center hosted an illuminating discussion about environmental justice in Houston, Texas


During a special event held in The Bullard Center at Texas Southern University (TSU), People over Plastic hosted a live podcast session that discussed community-based solutions to reduce petrochemical pollution and uplift environmental justice.
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Honoring Black Women in Environmental Justice


The Essence of Black Women in Environmental Justice during Essence Festival 2023
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People over Plastic Presents: Food Sovereignty as a Pathway to Climate Justice


SHACK15, San Francisco, CA

January 11, 2023

A year after their last story salon at SHACK15, People over Plastic brought together Indigenous organizers Josh Mori and Sara Moncada to share their unique perspectives on food sovereignty as a pathway toward climate justice including indigenous-led solutions to heal and restore the land.

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People over Plastic Presents: Our Fall Story Salon at BusBoys and Poets


Busboys and Poets - 14th & V, Washington, D.C.

October 13, 2022

PoP convened a packed room at Washington D.C.’s iconic Busboys and Poets to hear the unfiltered voices of environmental justice champions Shashawnda Campbell, Frankie Orona, and Lorena Quiroz, and poetry by Nageen Rameez.

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People over Plastic collaboration with Hip Hop for Change for their 6th Annual Environmental Justice Summit


The Presidio Main Lawn, San Francisco, CA

August 20, 2022

PoP was honored to bring environmental justice storytelling to the main stage with powerful stories by Elder Casey Camp-Horinek, Jan Victor Andasan, Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, and poetry by Samuel Getachew.

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People over Plastic Presents: PoP TALKS


SHACK15, San Francisco, CA

February 24, 2022

PoP kicked off our powerful story salon series with the Shack15 team in San Francisco. Our esteemed lineup included: Sharon Lavigne, Patrice Simms, and Tricia Cortez, and poetry by Greer Nakadegawa-Lee.

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