Cindy Blain, Executive Director
California ReLeaf, Sacramento
Winifred Curran, Associate Professor & Chair,
Dept. of Geography,
DePaul University, Chicago
Enrique Huerta, Community Organizer,
From Lot to Spot, Los Angeles
Emi Wang, Environmental Equity Program Manager,
The Greenlining Institute, Oakland
TreePeople and the Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) will present how they used the Community-Based Social Marketing approach to engage an environmental justice community in southeast Los Angeles County to water and care for newly-planted street trees. Common Vision will comment on social justice and communications aspects of this work. Presenters will include: Edith de Guzman, Director of Research at TreePeople; Rachel Malarich, Environmental Services Manager at KYCC; and Common Vision’s Michael Flynn, Executive Director & Ray Stubblefield-Tave, Program Director.
Chinaka Hodge Poem
It’s one thing to learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion intellectually and another to connect emotionally. Art helps us connect emotionally. Please watch this powerful video of Chinaka Hodge sharing her poem “Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50.”
Diversifying the Conservation Movement: Approaches for Equity & Inclusion through Story & Culture
Green 2.0 is an initiative dedicated to increasing racial diversity across mainstream environmental NGOs, foundations and government agencies. The Green 2.0 working group advocates for data transparency, accountability and increased resources to ensure that these organizations increase their diversity.
The report Diversity Derailed examines the executive search process used by mainstream environmental NGOs and foundations, and the search firms they employ to assist them in diversifying their senior staff.
People of different cultural backgrounds or gender still experience some shape or form of racism. A great place to go and know what people today have experienced in the work place is MicroAgressions.com.
CEO pledge to act on diversity and inclusion (CEOs names and companies): CEOAction.com.