New ideas must open fresh pathways towards finally ending the era of colonialism and to help advance sustainable development in the world’s 17 remaining colonies, the UN chief said in a video message to the Organization’s decolonization seminar in Bali, Indonesia
“We can’t heal by ignoring what happened” – that’s one of the key demands for greater racial justice in the United States, from the founder of the influential 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones. For this latest edition of our ‘Lid is On’ podcast, she sat down with UN News’s Ben Malor to discuss the need for a deeper reckoning with the history of slavery at home, and worldwide - including the “essential” provision of reparations for Black Americans, today.
When we decolonize fashion, the climate benefits too.
Aditi Mayer is an American blogger and organizer of South Asian heritage. Ms. Mayer uses her social media platform to host conversations about fast fashion, climate, race, and gender.
We talked to her about “fibresheds", looking to the pre-colonial past for indigenous solutions for clothing manufacturing, and organizing garment workers in Los Angeles.
Learn more about Dia MIrza and Aditi Mayer here.
In the third episode of the UN climate action podcast, No Denying It, Bollywood actor and UN Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza introduces sustainable fashion advocate Aditi Mayer, who explains the links between the fashion industry, the climate crisis, and colonialism.