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Essence Festival 2024: Celebrating Black Women in Environmental Justice

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Black women have been and continue to be the backbone of the environmental justice movement maintaining the spirit of Black excellence like our founding Mother of the Movement Hazel Johnson. As the annual Essence Festival celebrates the beauty and brilliance of Black womanhood, this reception panel will focus on the victories and the continued fight against legacy pollution and environmental racism in Black communities ranging from grassroots to the White House.

Location: Nopsi Hotel (1st floor ballroom), 317 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112

FREE OPEN BAR + HEAVY HORS D’OUVRES!

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome

Federal Chief Environmental Justice Officer

White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

Dr. Beverly Wright

Founder and Executive Director

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council

Dr. Margot Brown

Senior Vice President, Justice & Equity

Environmental Defense Fund

Shamyra Lavigne

Executive Assistant

Rise St. James

Roishette Sibley-Ozane

Founder of Vessel Project of Louisiana

NOTEThis FREE event is first come/first served and is limited to 70 guests max. Ticket DOES NOT guarantee entrance but is still required. Timely arrival is suggested. Free ticket includes open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Details

Date:
July 6
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
bit.ly/essenceYGG24

Venue

Nopsi Hotel
317 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112
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