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Familias en Acción & Tacovore – Eat & Drink for the Earth
April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
From April 22nd-29th, Tacovore is donating 50% of sales on a special Earth Day cocktail to Familias en Acción. Bring your familia and friends and come enjoy delicious food & drinks for a cause!
Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways. However, not everyone is equally at risk. Latino/x/e community members are more likely to live in urban heat islands, have higher exposure to air pollutants, and are less likely to be able to afford equipment and services to protect them from climate impacts. Climate change health impacts show directly in increased asthma, chronic respiratory diseases, heart disease, diabetes, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, such as heat waves and snow storms.
The legacy of inequitable public policies has and continues to put Latino/x/e and other vulnerable communities at greater risk of poor health. To ensure that our communities are thriving and healthy, Familias en Acción will continue to:
- Deliver Climate Disaster & Emergency Preparedness workshops around extreme weather events in Oregon,
- Advocate for more culturally specific environmental resources for Latino/x/e communities, and
- Host the 2023 Latino Health Equity Conference on the intersections of climate and health.