February program….. Environmental Justice Matters II
Talking about Race and taking action in a multi-cultural environmental movement
Date: Monday, February 18 Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Avenue, West Allis
For over a year, the Sierra Club’s Great Waters Group has been taking on issues of environmental justice, equity and inclusion. What happens when a traditionally white, suburban organization engages in environmental issues in Milwaukee’s central city? This multi-racial panel will report from the front lines of GWG’s Nearby Nature project.
Martha Barry – Racial Justice Director, YWCA of SE Wisconsin, has conducted her “Unlearning racism: Tools for Action” class to over 500 individuals and organizations.
August M. Ball – Founder and CEO of Cream City Conservation and the 2018 winner of the YWCA’s Eliminating Racism Award for her work in connecting underrepresented youth to green career pathways.
Yamile Salgado – Student at Esquela Verde, 2018 National Outdoor Leadership School participant, Senior Project on Environmental Education.
Moderated by David Thomas – Sierra Club Great Waters Group, Nearby Nature chair has been coordinating efforts in Lincoln Creek greenway neighborhoods
**** The Great Waters Group monthly meetings are free and open to the public.
The meetings are held on the third Monday of the month in most months.
NOTE: change in venue for monthly programs; please note specific location