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Indigenous, Black and Communities of Color Fighting for Environmental Justice

April 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

On Monday, April 4th, join the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the Ash Center in the JFK Jr. Forum for a discussion about how racial and climate justice intersect. Hear from Karen Diver MPA ‘03, Senior Advisor to the President on Native American Affairs at the University of Minnesota, former Special Assistant on American Indian Affairs during the Obama Administration, former Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Chairwoman; Shamar Bibbins, Senior Program Officer, Environment, Kresge Foundation; and Governor Stephen Roe Lewis MPA ’06, Gila River Indian Community. Megan Hill, Director of the Honoring Nations program at Harvard and the Program Director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, will moderate.

About the Series

This forum is a part of the Reckoning with the Past, Rebuilding the Future speaker series co-hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project at the Ash Center and the Institute of Politics (IOP). Featuring prominent scholars, advocates, and leaders in the field, this series critically examines the past year of promises of institutional antiracist change and how more truthful teaching of American history can lead to social transformation. Join us to answer the questions: What has been done? What is the real impact? What work should we be doing? How do we, as individuals, institutions, and policymakers leverage new awareness and commitments around racial equity in order to dismantle structural racism in the United States?

You can find more upcoming events in the series online here.

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