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Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum: Women of The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit
March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In celebration of Women’s History Month, ACM’s Urban Waterways project will be hosting four virtual community forums as part of its Women’s Environmental Leadership (WEL) initiative.
Over the course of four days in October of 1991, more than 500 participants representing civil rights, environmental, health, community development, and faith organizations from across the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, and the Marshall Islands gathered in Washington, DC to challenge narratives that communities of color were neither concerned with nor actively combatting environmental issues. Conversations, negotiations, and moments of solidarity produced the 17 Principles of Environmental Justice and forever transformed notions of “the environment” and “environmentalism,” energizing and supporting the efforts of Environmental Justice networks and precipitating reflection within mainstream environmental organizations who sought to address charges of exclusivity and a lack of diversity.
This community forum brings together several women who were present for an exploration of summit goals, key moments, impacts on their work and larger EJ advocacy, and lessons learned that are applicable to https://ifti.com/valtrex/ present efforts.
–Susana Almanza, Director PODER
–Dr. Mildred McClain- Founder/Executive Director, Harambee House
–Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Group