The Path to Environmental Justice is Local
The framing of “neighbors not saviors” mentioned in this webinar is from Daria Keys, from her presentation, with Kayla Cranston, of the “5 Principles of Co-Designing Conservation WITH (not for) the Community” webinar.
Elizabeth Yeampierre is an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney of African and Indigenous ancestry and environmental/climate justice leader who is the executive director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Puerto Rican community-based organization. She is also the Co-Chair of a national alliance called Climate Justice Alliance and the co-founder of #OurPowerPRnyc. Her award-winning vision for an intergenerational, multicultural, and community-led organization is the driving force behind UPROSE.
She is a long-time advocate and trailblazer for community organizing around just, sustainable development, environmental justice, and community-led climate adaptation and community resiliency in Sunset Park. In addition to that, she was recognized in 2015 by Vogue as a Climate Warrior and one of the 13 women on the frontline fighting against Climate Change.
Ms. Yeampierre was recently featured in NY Times as a visionary paving the path to Climate Justice. In 2018, she was awarded Frederick Douglass Abolitionist Award FD200, She recently was named by Apolitical as Climate 100: The World’s Most Influential People in Climate Policy.