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3rd Annual Young, Gifted & Green Community Action Summit

September 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Black Millennials for Flint, the first African American & Latinx grassroots organization focused on lead prevention in US History, invites all environmental justice and civil rights advocates, activists and leaders across the country to participate in our 3rd Annual “Young, Gifted & Green Community Action Summit” during Congressional Black Caucus Week 2019. African American & Latinx Millennials MUST come together to advocate and fight for a #LeadFreeUSA. This event will include DOPE panel discussions from America’s top African American & Latinx environmental justice leaders. There will be a limited open bar. Prompt arrival is suggested.

Take a look at our panel session line-up:

Keynote Presentation: Into 20/20: Envisioning the Future of Environmental Justice | 2:00 PM-2:30 PM

Dr. Wes Bellamy | Charlottesville Councilperson, Author, Co-Founder, Black Millennial Convention

Panel 1: When it All Falls Down: The Future of American Infrastructure | 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

From lead pipe lines to lead paint in houses, black & brown communities are disproportionately impacted by our country. As we move into the 2020 presidential election season, this panel discussion will focus on the impact of policy & practice such as the New Green Deal and other environmental justice policies regarding the state of American infrastructure.

Panel 1 Speakers

Jewell Jones | Michigan House of Representatives-District 11

Jasmine Hall | Harvard Graduate, Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology, Flint Native & Activist

Erik Henneghan | Chair, Shelby County Mayor’s Young Professional Council

Jamal Whitlow | Founder & Creative Director, Privileged Memphis, LLC

Shanita Rashad | Program Associate, Children’s Environmental Health Network

Michelle Mabson | Co-Founder & Chief Advocacy Officer, Black Millennials 4 Flint

Panel 2: They Do Anything for Clout: Decolonizing the Environmental Justice Movement 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

2019 marks the 400th year since the British colonial empire kidnapped Africans and forced them into slavery into what is now called the United States, excluding current United States colonies and island states that met African bodies and minds stolen by the Spanish, Dutch, French, Portuguese, and British as early as 1502. The harsh conditions of slavery still ring true today through the existence of environmental racism both in the states and in the rest of the colonized lands in this hemisphere. This panel will discuss ways anti-blackness manifests in the environmental justice movement and ways we can successfully challenge systemic oppression.

Panel 2 Speakers

Tami Sawyer | Shelby County Tennessee Commissioner & First Black Woman Memphis Mayoral Candidate

Elise Tolbert | Climate Action Campaign

LaTricea D. Adams | Founder CEO & President, Black Millennials 4 Flint

Charles Jackson | Community Organizer, Baltimore Urban League

Gabrielle Martinez | The Black Girl TRIBE

Marisol Beccera | Community Mapper, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Eric Brown | Friends of the Earth

Thank You to Our Title Sponsor

Climate Action Campaign

Thank You to Our Partners

Broccoli City

Black Millennial Political Convention

Thursday Network Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals

Think Rubix

National Black United Front

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Learn more about last year’s event


September 12, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm