Green Festival Speakers
Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative
At 26 years old, I made the transition from former Climate Justice Corps and Steering Committee member to director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative. This transition from young concerned citizen to the helm of EJCC speaks truth to the power behind what we at EJCC see as our core work which is to educate and activate a new generation of Climate Justice activists. I continue to move forward from union rallies and picket lines to Capitol Hill with a strong commitment and passion for organizing, as I did with both workers as an SEIU organizer and with community members working for environmental justice back home in Detroit, Michigan. The Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative (EJCC) is a diverse coalition of U.S. environmental justice, religious, climate justice, policy and advocacy networks working for climate justice. EJCCs mission is to educate and activate the people of North America towards the creation and implementation of just climate policies in both domestic and international contexts.