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Climate Justice Forum

April 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Be a part of the Climate Justice Conversations summit event and now four-year-long tradition, the 2023 Climate Justice Forum, an evening reception and speaker panel.
The night will start off with a reception filled with small plates from a local restaurant, mocktails, and music.

During the first portion of the event, we will be hearing from our keynote speaker, Jason Foster. Jason is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Destination Crenshaw – an open-air museum along Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles dedicated to preserving the history and culture of African Americans. Prior to Destination Crenshaw, Jason was Director of Strategic Partnerships at River LA, where he connected with River LA’s community partners, corporate representatives, and LA County residents to grow civic pride and social responsibility surrounding the LA River.

The second portion of the event will feature a conversation centering resilience and environmental justice between Jason and

Alesia Montgomery: Assistant Professor at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES). Alesia studies the social and environmental justice concerns of low-income, radicalized communities.
AnMarie Mendoza: Sawyer Seminar Fellow on Sanctuary Spaces for the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy, and PhD candidate in Urban Planning. AnMarie is also the Indigenous Waters Program Director for Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples.
Helen Campbell: Planning Director for Office of LA City Councilmember Eunisses Hernández, CD 1 and Board Member of LA Más, a community organization building collective power in Northeast Los Angeles. Helen previously served as a Senior Planner with the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.
The panel will be moderated and introduced by Sebastián Solarte-Caicedo, PhD student at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) researching how energy policy should be designed to foster community well-being and peace building at a local level.

Through our opening speakers and the following conversations, we hope the Climate Justice Forum raises awareness about the contributions that people of color have made to the environmental sustainability movement; reframes conceptions of vulnerable communities; and stimulates critical dialogue about environmental racism and injustice issues and climate resilience at UCLA and beyond. Those who attend will be entered into a second-hand Patagonia jacket raffle, with 20 winners!

To learn more about the Climate Justice Forum and our other Climate Justice Conversations events, visit the Environmentalists of Color Collective (ECC) at UCLA website.

Admission is free, but a ticket is required for each attendee. Ticket does not guarantee entry, come early to secure a seat.



April 27, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Climate Justice Conversations
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Barbara and Joseph Goldenberg Terrace at The Fowler Museum
308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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