Green Festival Speakers

Terry Keleher


Keleher is the Director of the Midwest Office of the Applied Research Center and Program Director of the Racial Justice Leadership Action Network. He is a coauthor of the Green Equity Toolkit: Standards and Strategies for Advancing Race, Gender and Economic Equity in the Green Economy and The Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity and Justice. He is a contributing writer to RaceWire, the blog of ColorLines magazine. He provides racial justice training and consulting to organizations around the country and has extensive community organizing experience in the area of environmental justice. Keleher coordinated the national ERASE Initiative (Expose Racism and Advance School Excellence) and has authored several reports on race and equity issues. He is a member of the Illinois Editorial Forum and the Human Relations Advisory Committee for the 2040 Chicago Regional Plan. He has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the California Senate, and was a national recipient of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's Push for Excellence in Education Award.