PoP models how personal stories that center the voices of the most impacted will always be more accurate and humanized, and therefore, more likely to drive meaningful social change.

Our storytelling events aim to shift the narrative - to uncover the untold stories of environmental racism and generate empathy and action among the public. Our in-person gatherings stoke dialogue, strategic collaborations, and build movement in culturally-relevant spaces.

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People over Plastic Presents: Our Fall Story Salon at BusBoys and Poets

Join People over Plastic (PoP) on October 13th at DC’s iconic Busboys and Poets - 14th & V to hear the unfiltered voices of powerful environmental justice champions from around the country.

With 99% of plastic coming from fossil fuels today, PoP believes conversations about the climate crisis AND the plastic crisis must center on people of color and indigenous voices who are most impacted by it.

The salon-style conversation will be moderated by artist and innovator, Michelle Antoinette Nelson, a seasoned entertainer and the founder of Brown and Healthy - a global initiative focused on community engagement and wellness curation led by people of color.

So grab a seat and join the conversation!

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Past Events


People over Plastic joined forces with Hip Hop for Change for their 6th Annual Environmental Justice Summit

The Presidio Main Lawn Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA

August 20, 2022

We were honored to bring environmental justice storytelling to the main stage with powerful stories by Elder Casey Camp-Horinek, Jan Victor Andasan, Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, and poetry by Samuel Getachew.



People over Plastic Presents: PoP TALKS

February 24, 2022

PoP kicked off our powerful story salon series with the Shack15 team in San Francisco. Our esteemed lineup included: Sharon Lavigne, Patrice Simms, and Tricia Cortez.

© People over Plastic 2022