News Roundtable | Climate Emergency | Stripper Equity

Jul 10, 2020
Originally published on July 10, 2020 2:34 pm

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We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest local news stories of the week with Rachael McDonald, Erious Johnson and Eric Fruits.

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Last week the city of Portland introduced a new climate resolution with a goal to have net-zero emissions by 2050. The resolution focuses on Black communities, Indigenous communities and other communities of color that are most directly impacted by the effects of climate change. Planning and Sustainability Director Andrea Durbin says the resolution works toward providing more job opportunities for vulnerable people and toward making environmental improvements in neighborhoods where they work and live.

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For the past month, Portland strippers have been organizing against racial discrimination in Portland clubs. They are calling on clubs to implement cultural sensitivity training, and provide equal opportunities for Black, Indigenous and other strippers of color. Strippers involved with the strike are refusing to work at clubs that have not met their demands. Cat Hollis, an organizer of the movement, tells us about her experience as Black stripper in Portland, and how her new nonprofit Haymarket Pole Collective is working toward racial equity for the profession.

 

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