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Fueling The Intersectional Environmental Movement with Debra Gore-Mann

November 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Climate action and racial justice are inextricably linked. However, while the worst effects of climate change have disproportionately harmed communities of color, the historical faces of climate action have predominantly been white. The discussion will cover the environmental justice movement, its progress and challenges, and how corporations should get involved.

Debra Gore-Mann is President and CEO of the Greenlining Institute. With an engineering degree and an M.B.A. from Stanford (where she was the only African American woman in a class of 300 graduate students), her work has spanned across the private, public and political sectors in uplifting low opportunity communities with funding, team building and financial and people resources. Most recently, she led the San Francisco Conservation Corps, America’s first urban municipal youth corps.

As Greenlining’s President and CEO, Debra guides the organization’s growth and direction and serves as the unifying voice for multifaceted policy work, bringing her unique, intersectional perspective to bear. She works with the board to oversee the organization’s finances, management and governance and partners with staff and board to develop programs and policy strategies to advance racial and economic justice and to strengthen ties with The Greenlining Coalition.