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Sinews in the Cypress: Intersectionality Meets Coastal Restoration

May 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Celebrate Asian Pacific American History Month with VAYLA through our environmental justice conversation led by AAPI women leaders!

Join us this May in a conversation about the intersectionality involved in coastal restoration and life here in Southern Louisiana.

Zachary Lang, VAYLA’s Earth Rising Coordinator, will moderate a discussion between Cyndhia Ramatchandirane, MS and VAYLA’s Executive Director Jacqueline Thanh, MSW. Cyndhia is a staff scientist with Earthjustice, an environmental law firm, whose expertise lies in coastal restoration and the oil and gas industry’s impact on the Louisiana environment and communities. Jacqueline is a trauma-informed social worker by training, with a focus on global health administration and policy.

Together, our conversation will weave the intricacies of social sciences at the intersection of critical environmental issues and its impact on our communities. We will dig into how coastal restoration and oil and gas impact us on individual and community levels and explore ways to promote inclusivity and community involvement.


For this event we will limit the number of attendees to create a more intimate atmosphere to foster a more open and conversational dialogue.