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*DIGITAL* The Path to Climate Justice is Local

October 6
7:00 pm

Wilson Hall, Middlebury College
Climate advocate Elizabeth Yeampierre
Please note: due to Middlebury College health guidelines, this free live lecture from our Fall Conference 2021 will be limited to Middlebury College students, but will be viewable by a live stream during the event. We’ll publish details about how to access the video feed closer to the event.

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

Statewide Underwriters

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Photo Erik McGregor/Pacific Press via Alamy Stock Photo

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Renee Ursitti
(802) 388-4095


Wilson Hall, Middlebury College
14 Old Chapel Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753 United States
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