This Open Society Foundations event examines how people of color are playing a leadership role in the fight to stop global climate change; how activists are working to reduce the influence of money in politics and community revitalization; and opportunities for economic, environmental, and community sustainability.
A diverse panel of organizers and leaders discuss the current U.S. political landscape, examine promising community-based efforts, and spotlight what still needs to happen to build public support to advance a green future for the American economy and environment.
- Eric Walker, Cofounder and Director of Organizing and Policy Initiatives, PUSH Buffalo
- Beverly Wright, Founder/Executive Director of the Deep South Center of Environmental Justice
- Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park (Uprose)
- Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus
- Patricia Jerido, Program Officer, Open Society Foundations Democracy and Power Fund (moderator)
This event was sponsored by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and the Democracy and Power Fund at the Open Society Institute.