Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
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“The Intersection of Disability and Climate Change” by David Liebmann ‘91, 2021 Sustainability Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Climate change is an existential threat. But for people living with a disability — an estimated 15% of the global population — the threat, compounded by discrimination, marginalization, and other pre-existing inequalities, is even greater. This colloquium will weave together personal and professional stories with a call to action that brings this challenge into focus.

David Liebmann graduated from Middlebury in 1991 as an Independent Scholar in Wilderness Education. He began his career at Chewonki’s Maine Coast Semester, teaching environmental policy to 11th graders. His professional path led to roles at independent schools in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New York, and Boston, where he served as a teacher, dean, and head of school. He is currently head of Torit Montessori School in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. David also holds a master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English, where he met his wife, Anna, a fellow Middlebury alum. They have a 9-year-old daughter, Gracie.

Sponsored by:
Environmental Studies

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Hunt, Lily