The event explore the reality of how the growing risks of rising heat, more intense storms, and a history of environmental injustice continue to generate disproportionate climate impacts in communities like Harlem as well as the community leaders working to overcome this history.
What is the government doing to address these risks and get at the root causes of our climate crisis?
How can community organizations and residents partner with local businesses, academic organizations, and government to cause real change in policy and outcomes?
Hear from local researchers, elected officials, and community leaders on the challenges and the opportunities to empower communities to lead the way into a cleaner, safer, and healthier future.
- Cordell Cleare, New York State Senator, 30th Senate District
- Peggy Shepard, Co-founder and Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
- Daniel Zarrilli, Special Advisor, Climate & Sustainability, Columbia University
- Courtney Cogburn, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
- Emily Maxwell, New York Division Cities Director, The Nature Conservancy
- Adriana Espinoza, Deputy Commissioner, Equity & Justice, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building, 2nd Floor Art Gallery, 163 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027