February 12, 2017
439 W. 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
Gavin Brown’s enterprise
The Tate Group
Curated by Brian Tate
Chair, Beloved Earth Community at Riverside Church
Co-Founder, 350.Org; Senior Campaigns Director, Purpose
Founder, The BLK Projek
Executive Director, UPROSE
Peggy M. Shepard
Co-Founder/Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
OPENING REMARKS Peggy M. Shepard
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION
America has entered an era of sweeping political and cultural change. In ways we can anticipate or barely conceive - what will be different? The question has urgent meaning for environmental activists - particularly given the persistent skepticism over climate change within the highest offices in the land; the impact of environmental policies or lack thereof on the most vulnerable among us in cities and rural areas; and water-related crises in Flint, MI, West Virginia, and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
What is the historical and international context of our current situation? As we look toward the world we want to create, what are the commitments we must make, individually and collectively, to achieve it? What can we learn from other occasions throughout history when we have come together as a people to advance the cause of environmental rights and human justice?
Join us for a conversation on the issues with five powerful thinkers, followed by an audience Q&A. The night will begin with a performance by singer/songwriter and environmental activist Razia Said.