UC Regents' / Perloff Lecture: Elizabeth Yeampierre
Tue 5/3 • 6PM PDT
Climate Justice: Building the Path for a Just Transition — Front-line communities from Puerto Rico to Guam and Brooklyn to the Bay aren’t responsible for climate change yet face unprecedented extreme weather disruption while navigating systems bent on maintaining the status quo. Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally recognized environmental and climate justice leader, calls for a different kind of governance, different economies of scale and solutions that address renewable energy, food sovereignty and deep democracy while addressing the discriminatory legacy of toxic exposure in our communities. The attorney and co-chair of the nonprofit Climate Justice Alliance is part of an intergenerational movement that puts racial justice and equity at the core.