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Angelou Ezeilo—Engage, Connect, Protect

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

All Ages // 6:00 pm Doors // 7:00 pm Program

Angelou Ezeilo—Engage, Connect, Protect

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

All Ages // 6:00 pm Doors // 7:00 pm Program

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While concern about the state of our land, air, and water continues to grow, there is widespread belief that environmental issues are primarily of interest to wealthy white communities. Engage, Connect, Protect explodes this myth, revealing the deep and abiding interest that African American, Latino, and Native American communities – many of whom live in degraded and polluted parts of the country – have in our collective environment. Engage, Connect, Protect is a wake-up call for businesses, activists, educators, and policymakers to recognize the work of grassroots activists in diverse communities and create opportunities for engaging with diverse youth as the next generation of environmental stewards.

Ezeilo will be in conversation with Jasmin Moore, the Sustainability Director for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence.

Angelou Ezeilo is founder and CEO of the Greening Youth Foundation. A leading social entrepreneur, she was a 2016 Ashoka Fellow, is a member of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ Women in Solidarity Society and is on the boards of the Atlanta Audubon Society and the South Fork Conservancy. She is also an advisory Board Member for the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and Outdoor Afro, and she is on the Steering Committee for the new Children’s Wellbeing Initiative ― a network of 22 change makers working together to promote children’s wellbeing across the country.

Jasmin Moore has over a decade of planning and sustainability experience working for local governments in Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas. She believes it is our job to leave this place better than we found it and is seeking to do that through her current role as the Sustainability Director for the City of Lawrence and Douglas County.

The Raven will have copies of her book for purchase and a signing will follow her talk.

Thanks to the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental fund for making this event possible.