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*DIGITAL* The Path to Climate Justice is Local
Wilson Hall, Middlebury College
Puerto Rican climate justice leader Elizabeth Yeampierre has helped pass climate legislation at all levels, including New York’s progressive Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. In this talk she describes how intergenerational BIPOC activists are changing the landscape of national climate priorities by speaking up for themselves and their neighborhoods.
About Elizabeth Yeampierre
Born and raised in New York City, Elizabeth Yeampierre is of African and Indigenous ancestry. She is co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance, and executive director of UPROSE, a woman of color-led grassroots organization working on environmental and climate justice in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She was featured in Vogue as a “Climate Warrior” and recently named by Apolitical as one of “The World’s Most Influential People in Climate Policy.”
Underwriter: University of Vermont Center for Community Engagement as part of the Fall Conference 2021, “This Mazed World: The Humanities and Climate Change”
Partner: Middlebury College and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Photo Erik McGregor/Pacific Press via Alamy Stock Photo
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