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February program "Environmental Justice Matters II"
Monday, February 18, 2019, 06:30pm - 08:30pm
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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   

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