Climate Justice presentation-- SEAS DEI Speaker Series

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017,
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
 
 

Please join us on Tuesday, November 14 from 2-4pm for the first presentation in the 2017-18 SEAS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series.
 
We are honored to bring Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally recognized Puerto Rican environmental and climate justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry born and raised in New York City. 

Yeampierre is Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Puerto Rican community based organization. Her award winning vision for an inter-generational, multi-cultural and community led organization is the driving force behind UPROSE. She is a long-time advocate and trailblazer for community organizing around just, sustainable development, environmental justice and community-led climate adaptation and community resiliency. 

Prior to assuming the Executive Director position at UPROSE, Yeampierre was: 
- Director of Legal Education and Training at the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund
- Director of Legal Services for the American Indian law Alliance 
- Dean of Puerto Rican Student Affairs at Yale University.  

She holds a BA from Fordham University and a law degree from Northeastern University. 
Location: 

Forum Hall (Palmer Commons)
100 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Contact person(s): 
Sonia Joshi (soniajos@umich.edu)