Where Virtual Webinar
Contact Sarah Redden [email protected] 2407072124

Join IPC for another special edition learning lab that will focus on climate change impacts on Black communities. 

This Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday we will reflect on how environmental pollution disproportionately affects communities of color compared to white counterparts. We will hear from folks that are going beyond talk in environmental justice and what others can do to help fight the good fight.

Guest Speakers:

Frederick L. Tutman, Waterkeeper is a grassroots community advocate for clean water in Maryland’s longest and deepest intrastate waterway and holds the title of Patuxent Riverkeeper, an organization that he founded in 2004. Previously, he spent nearly 25 years working as a media producer and consultant on mass communications projects and assignments all over the globe, including a long stint working with and advising traditional healers in West Africa, and also coverage of the Falklands conflict in Argentina on assignment for the BBC. A mid-life life sojourn into law school refocused his legal and policy work on behalf of over-burdened communities and their water protection needs. Fred has taught classes in Environmental Law and Policy at various Colleges in Maryland, and also a course in Environmental Justice and the Law at Washington School of Law (American University).  He is the longest serving Waterkeeper in the Chesapeake Bay region, the sole African-American member of the Waterkeeper movement in the United States and the recipient of numerous regional and state awards for his environmental works on behalf of communities.

Donzell Brown is the Executive Director of The Environmental Justice Journalism Initiative. Donzell has over 20 years of political, community and executive experience working in and with leadership to accomplish ambitious goals for the common good of the community, the City of Baltimore, and the nation. His recent work has focused on workforce development at Strength to Love II Urban Farm. Currently, Donzell is working with EJJI.org to have the youth tell the story of their environment in their communities.

Robin Lewis is the Director for Climate Equity at Interfaith Power and Light DMV (IPL DMV), Robin Lewis believes that she has been called as a Christian to be a voice for environmental justice and equity in her community. After working in business for a long time, she found satisfaction in helping to educate others, in particular Black, brown and underserved communities, to engage and advocate for environmental policies that promote justice, wellbeing, and a better quality of life. As a result, she shifted her career focus to community engagement and organizing with various local grassroots and faith-based organizations to help to promote collaboration on environmental justice and equity issues.

Will you come?