Environmental justice leader talks Nov. 2

WE ACT's Peggy Shepard
Peggy Shepard, executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Peggy Shepard, executive director and co-founder of West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice), will share the story of her organization, one of the first environmental groups in the state of New York to be run by people of color and the first environmental justice organization in New York City.

Shepard comes to campus Monday, Nov. 2, and will talk about how she and her team work to ensure people of color and low-income people have a say in environmental health policies and practices. Her talk — which will focus on the case for working more ambitiously toward environmental justice — will be held in the Natural Resources Building, room 113, at 6 p.m.

This presentation is part of the Conservation Leadership Speaker Series sponsored by the Riordan Family Program in Natural Resource Environmental Leadership in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Sponsors for this particular talk include Environmental Justice CSU and the Grimwood Heritage Fund.

Shepard’s talk is free and open to the public.