Closed to the Public
The Engaged Listening Project (go/elp) and Vermont Humanities Council welcome Elizabeth Yeampierre as part of VHC’s First Wednesdays Speaker Series.
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.
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.”
Originally scheduled in Wilson Hall, this has moved to a virtual platform. To register for this free event, please visit go.middlebury.edu/yeampierre .
- Sponsored by:
- Provost's Office; ENGAGED LISTENING PROJECT