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WMEAC Keynote & Hidden Heroine Awards

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When

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5pm–9pm

Where

GVSU Loosemore Auditorium
401 W Fulton St
DeVos Center, Downtown Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States

Contact

WMEAC
616-451-3051

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Join WMEAC at GVSU for the Women & Environment keynote address and Hidden Heroine Awards!

The 2018 featured keynote speaker is Peggy Shepard from WE ACT for Environmental Justice in Harlem, New York City.

Peggy_White_Jacket_Grid.jpgPeggy Shepard is co-founder and executive director of WE ACT For Environmental Justice and has a long history of organizing and engaging Northern Manhattan residents in community-based planning and campaigns to address environmental protection and environmental health policy locally and nationally.

She has successfully combined grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy, and environmental health community-based participatory research to become a national leader in advancing environmental policy and the perspective of environmental justice in urban communities — to ensure that the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment extends to all.

Her work has received broad recognition: the Jane Jacobs Medal from the Rockefeller Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, the 10th Annual Heinz Award For the Environment, the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and an Honorary Sc.D from Smith College.

 

Tickets for the Women and the Environment Symposium Keynote are $20 for WMEAC Members [become a member], $25 for general admission, and free for students with a student ID at the event.

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