Why the Environmental & Climate Justice Movement Matters


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Everyone has a stake in solving our climate crisis—but no one more so than members of economically oppressed and politically marginalized communities who are living on the front lines. We have a moral imperative to take immediate and decisive action to address climate change, and these communities must have a voice in the choices we make. This panel will discuss the environmental and climate justice movement—what advocates are fighting for, why those objectives matter to everyone, and how all of us can come together to achieve comprehensive climate action.

Honorary Hosts:
**The Honorable A. Donald McEachin, Representing Virginia’s 4th District
**The Honorable Bonnie Watson Coleman, Representing New Jersey’s 12th District
**The Honorable Barbara Lee, Representing California’s 13th District

Panelists:
**The Honorable A. Donald McEachin, Member of Congress
**Jennifer McClellan, Senator, Virginia State Senate
**Dr. Robert Bullard, Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University
**Michele Roberts, National Co-Coordinator, Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform
**Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder and Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
**Dr. Nicky Sheats, Thomas Edison State University, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy

Location

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington DC 20001

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