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Earth Deserves More than A Day

Earth Deserves More than A Day

Because EJ is every day.

Brought to You by Our Coalition of Frontline Communities

Earth Deserves More than A Day

Conversations. Stories. Film.
April 17–21


Brought to You by Our Coalition of Frontline Communities

2023 Archive

For Earth Deserves More Than a Day in 2023, Front and Centered partnered with Rainier Avenue Radio and Social Justice Film Festival a second time to present a week-long program of events.

The 2023 program highlighted our coalition members’ commitment to climate justice. Folks joined us throughout an exciting week of both in-person and virtual events showcasing the local and global efforts of our frontline communities to defend and honor Mother Earth, including:

  • social justice films;
  • radio interviews;
  • kitchen table conversations with the community featuring;
  • live and virtual panel discussions; and
  • a multimedia exhibit at the theater.

We ended the week with a community mixer and film showing, where attendees were given an update on our 2023 legislative agenda as well as a preview of various Earth Day events happening across the state.

Monday, April 17, 2023

  • 10 AM: EJ (Environmental Justice) Every Day
  • 12 PM video shorts and discussion: Nurturing Roots
  • 3 PM: Kitchen Table Conversations: Stories from Pasifika Communities
  • 5 PM feature short films: Poems and Stories from Oceania (Afterearth, Rise, Anointed, Islands Dropped from a Basket, Fishbone Hair, and Tell Them)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

  • 10 AM: Youth Today Leading Tomorrow
  • 11:30 AM: Global African Community Initiative
  • 1 PM: On the Frontlines — Fighting Nuclear
  • 3 PM: Saving Our Forests
  • 5 PM SPECIAL EVENT: Youth Radio Takeover

Thursday, April 20, 2023

  • 10 AM: Advocating for Climate Justice Policies with Front and Centered
  • 11 AM feature documentary film: Ramps to Nowhere
  • 1 PM: On the Frontlines — Never Again! Never Forget Martial Law!
  • 2 PM: Breaking Ground: A Transportation Justice Radio Show
  • 3 PM: The Intersection of Black Liberation and Environmental Justice
  • 5 PM feature documentary film: Promised Land

Friday, April 21, 2023

  • 1 PM: On the Frontlines — Live Recording
  • 3 PM: Kitchen Table Conversations: Meet Front and Centered
  • 5 PM SPECIAL EVENT: Community Mixer and Film Showing: Doctrine of Recovery
    • This event was in-person only.

Earth Day, April 22, 2023

Join our coalition members for these great events taking place on Earth Day!

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Yakima Earth Day Fair

  • Sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) Yakima
  • Location: Emil Kissel Park (3000 W Mead Ave, Yakima, WA 98902)
  • “Join us for a free, family-friendly fair highlighting local groups focused on sustainability in our community.

    “There will be activities for kids and opportunities to learn about recycling, composting, renewable energy, and electric vehicles. We will be sharing knowledge and solutions that celebrate our diverse community and help us learn more about our role in protecting the environment.”

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Airfair (for World Asthma Day)

  • Organized by the Duwamish River Community Coalition (DRCC)
  • Location: Mini Mart City Park (6525 Ellis Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108)
  • “Join DRCC and Duwamish Valley Clean Air Program Partners for a free box fan kit (fan, filter and clips) distribution while supplies last!”
  • “Únete a DRCC y a los socios del Duwamish Valley Clean Air Program en este evento de distribución gratuita de kits de ventiladores cuadrados (ventilador, filtro y pinzas) y fundas anti polvo para almohadas y colchones.”
  • 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Earth Day Community Yard Sale and Eco-fashion Show
    • Organized by UTOPIA Washington
    • Location: 812 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032
    • “We will be hosting our Earth Day Celebration which will include a Community Yard Sale where you can bring your clothes to sell. We will also have an Eco-Fashion Show where we will use up-cycled items to create beautiful garments, like the one in the photo that is completely made out of up-cycled hats!

      “Did you know that each year, Americans throw away 11.3 billion tons of clothes that end up in landfills? Through our efforts we plan to promote up-cycling as well as finding new homes for clothes that are still wearable. So bring your clothes, bring your creative minds, and lets celebrate Earth Day 2023!

      Please register if you plan on attending this event.

  • 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Black Earth Day
    • In partnership with Black Farmers Collective and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
    • Location: Yes Farm (727 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98104)
    • “We’re excited to bring back our series of workshops, gardening tips, shared meals and community building.”
2021 Archive

For the very first Earth Deserves More Than a Day in 2021, Front and Centered partnered with Rainier Avenue Radio and Social Justice Film Festival to present three days of conversations, stories, and film. Check out the schedule below to view our offerings and access the recordings from that year! Our 2021 program was completely virtual, so you’ll be able to access recordings for most of the program below.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021