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Climate Justice Forum hosted by CNI and the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

May 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA’s kick-off event: an evening of critical dialogue about environmental racism and justice issues at UCLA and beyond.

The event will feature a speaking panel, keynote address, and workshop activities. Our panelists, representing various organizations across L.A., will talk about their work and life paths, which we will connect to the larger movement for environmental justice.

***DINNER IS PROVIDED*** All-vegetarian meal, vegan options available. Please contact the organizer about dietary preferences/restrictions.

This event is free and open to the UCLA community and general public. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-justice-forum-tickets-45083334467 to secure your spot. Parking is available at the Sunset Village Parking Lot.

Keynote Speaker:
Felicia Montes, Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, educator, Femcee, designer, organizer, poet, performer, speaker and practitioner of the healing arts from East L.A. Felicia creates with In Lak Ech, Urban Xic, and La Botanica del Barrio and is the founding director of Mujeres de Maiz. Check her out at feliciamontes.com.

Yolanda Gorman, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives


  • Jan Victor Andasan, Community Organizer at East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
  • Nalleli Cobo, Student Activist, Founding member of the South Los Angeles Youth Leadership Coalition and member of STAND LA (Stand Together Against Neighborhood Drilling Los Angeles)
  • Aradhna Tripati, Director of the Center for Diverse Leadership and Science and Professor at UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability; Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences; and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


May 8, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


UCLA – Carnesale Commons – Palisades Room