The Colour Green is a new podcast from Julie’s Bicycle exploring the links between climate change, race, nature and social justice from the perspectives of people of colour in the UK.In The Colour Green podcasts, Baroness Lola Young is in conversation with artists and activists of colour who are at the forefront of social innovation – connecting climate justice, race, power and inequality.
In this episode we meet community organiser, social entrepreneur and Founder of the pioneering community housing project, Rural Urban Synthesis Society, Kareem Dayes. Kareem is a musician who plays in the band United Vibrations, who are dedicated to building people power for positive social change. He has 8+ years’ experience of building grass roots community-led organisations, fundraising, working with young people, educating, public speaking and administration. Kareem chose the forest One Tree Hill in South London for his walk, a chance to reflect on the calming influence of nature in a crowded city, our need for community and how we might address our housing crisis and start to reclaim power from vested interests.
Thank you to Kareem and Lola for their time and generosity.
Find out more about the Rural Urban Synthesis Society: https://www.theruss.org/
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This podcast has been developed by Julie’s Bicycle as part of the Arts Council England Environmental Sustainability Programme.