Middlebury Institute Campus
Monterey, CA 93940
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About the topic: Industrial induced emissions contributing to climate evolution will be examined through a social justice and equity lens. The topic will explore how systemic environmental factors have disrupted our climate and broadened a health and wealth divide. Are there realistic opportunities to bridge the gap and achieve a just transition? Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and success stories will provide a foundation for optimism.

About the Speaker: Katherine T. “Kathy” Egland is a civil and human rights activist. She is a member of the National Board of Directors of NAACP and chairs the National NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee. She resides in the Katrina/BP oil spill devastated city of Gulfport, Mississippi. Kathy attended the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement at the invitation of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. She also attended UNFCCC COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland in 2013 and UNFCCC COP 20 in Lima, Peru in 2014 and UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris, France in Paris, 2015. She was a presenter at the Energy and Environmental Conference in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in July 2014. Kathy was a speaker/presenter at the Peoples Climate Justice Summit’s Peoples Tribunal at the United Nations Church Center. She has participated in White House sponsored EPA Women’s Events; and testified at the Mercury Air Toxic Rule hearing in Chicago, Illinois.

For more information: http://centerfortheblueeconomy.org/speaker-series

Location: McGowan MG102

Sponsored by:
ZZ Graduate School of International Policy and Management

Contact Organizer

Rachel Christopherson