A Chat With Intersectional Environmentalist and Social Media Celebrity Mikaela Loach

A Chat With Intersectional Environmentalist and Social Media Celebrity Mikaela Loach

Contact: Emily Degn, eidegn@mail.roanoke.edu

Mikaela Loach is a climate justice activist, co-host of The Yikes Podcast, writer and 4th year medical student based in Edinburgh. In 2020, Forbes, Global Citizen and BBC Woman's Hour named Mikaela as one of the most influential women in the UK climate movement. Her work focuses on making the climate movement more inclusive and focusing on the intersections of the climate crisis with oppressive systems such as white supremacy and migrant injustices. Her activism has been featured in the BBC, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and VICE. She uses her Instagram platform and The Yikes Podcast to communicate the need for system change, climate justice and dismantling white supremacy.

Come hear her speak in Professor Hartman's Environmental Citizenship class (via Zoom) on May 6th! There will be a Q&A afterwards hosted by Emily Degn, so come ready with questions! In the meantime, check out her Instagram and her amazing work she's doing @mikaelaloach.

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