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Careers for Change: Environmental Justice and Equity

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Careers for Change

Who is leading the way on social and environmental justice causes in their communities, workplaces, schools and careers? And where do you fit in?

The effects of environmental degradation and climate change fall first on under-resourced, and often minority, communities. Learn how you can contribute your time, energy, and skills to support marginalized communities in a just transition.

The participants met with a diverse group of experts leading on environmental justice in their communities and driving equity and inclusion in their organizations. After short introductions, everyone had the chance to mix and mingle with these leaders and their peers to ask authentic questions, learn from their story, and get their advice on how to leverage their skills to support environmental justice movements, local and global. 

This event continued our Careers for Change series that empowers both college students and rising professionals to harness their skills and energy to have a positive impact in addressing sustainability challenges.

 

Thank you to our co-sponsors:

 

 

Event Speakers

Maura Jarvis

Keynote Speaker: Maura Jarvis

Maura Jarvis is an award-winning water communications specialist, dedicated to serving her local community through her work with the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD).

A proud Philadelphia native, Maura holds a custom degree in Sustainable Product Development from Drexel University and is passionate about advocating for her fellow Philadelphians. In her seven years at PWD, Maura has risen through the ranks from intern to currently serving as Assistant Manager of the Public Engagement team. Her role includes informing North Philadelphia communities about the Green City, Clean Waters program, using art interventions to engage residents in conversations around water quality and climate resilience, and transforming into PWD’s superhero mascot, Water Woman. In 2022, Maura was recognized on multiple national platforms for her efforts to thoughtfully engage historically underinvested communities in sustainability initiatives. These accolades include an Emerging Leader Award from WaterNow Alliance, recognition in Drexel University’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2022, and a US Water Prize in the category of Outstanding Rising One Water Leader.

Adriane Alicea

Deputy Director, Green 2.0

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Breann Y.S. Nu‘uhiwa

Deputy Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Office of Chairman Brian Schatz (D-HI)

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Candyce A. Curry

Fellow, National Youth and Education in Science Program, Office of Science Quality and Integrity, USGS

Carlos Claussell Velez

Manager, Climate, DEI and Environmental JusticeWorld Wildlife Fund US 

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Jenn Clarke

City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities

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Kay Harvey-Bonham

Living Classrooms, Camp Fraser Director & Elementary Environmental Education Manager

Michelle Dovil, Ph.D

Research Scientist, Adjunct Professor, Howard University

Salim Adofo

Chairperson, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8C

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Venue

Reservoir Center
301 Water St SE
Washington, 20003 United States
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