Author: Liz Havstad       9/20/2020           Hip Hop Caucus


Racial justice is climate justice. And the current administration’s aggressive efforts to open drilling in Coastal Plains of The Arctic Refuge is a complete violation of both.

The Arctic Refuge is not just one of our nation’s most pristine ecosystems, it is also the sacred home to the Gwich’in people. Drilling in these lands wouldn’t just be dangerous for our rapidly warming climate. Drilling is an assault on this community’s long held way of life.

On our newest The Coolest Show podcast episodes, Rev Yearwood gets together with the Executive Director of the Gwich’in Steering Committee, Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich’in Steering Committee Youth Council member, Isaiah Horace, and Soul River Inc. founder, Chad Brown. They each sit down with Rev. Yearwood in our three episode series called “Protect the Arctic” to discuss why we must stop arctic drilling, the power of the Indigenous peoples’ movement, and the impacts of the climate crisis on front line communities.

This Sunday, listen to this three-episode series and take action to protect the Arctic Refuge!

Each Friday we release The Coolest Show podcast It and can be found on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, everywhere else you may listen to podcasts, and at

We’re so honored to share this platform with the climate movement.


Liz Havstad
Executive Director
Hip Hop Caucus

Hip Hop Caucus

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