Women of The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit (online) – UMaine Calendar | Instant News

Join the Smithsonian and Anacostia Community Museum for an important environmental justice reunion focused on women’s activism. This community forum brought together some of the women participating in the 1991 First National Colored People’s Environment Leadership Summit. How did this summit affect their work? What lessons learned in the past can be applied to efforts today?

About the original summit:
Over four days in October 1991, more than 500 attendees gathered in Washington, DC, to challenge the myth that communities of color don’t care about environmental problems. Participants represent civil rights, environmental health, community development and faith organizations from across the US, Canada, Central and South America, and the Marshall Islands.

Conversations, negotiations and moments of solidarity produce 17 Principles of Environmental Justice. These principles forever change the future notion of “the environment” and “the environment.” They energize and support Environmental Justice network efforts and spur reflection in mainstream environmental organizations that seek to address accusations of exclusivity and lack of diversity.

ACM is pleased to have the support of PEPCO as the WEL Contribution Sponsor for fiscal year 2021.


Susana Almanza, Director of PODER
Dr. Mildred McClain, Founder / Executive Director, Harambee House
Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Group

Sponsor: Community Museum of Anacostia
Venue: Online
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