The executive director of UPROSE – Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community based organization – will discuss her views on climate change April 30 at SJC Brooklyn during her presentation, “Climate Justice: From Brooklyn to Puerto Rico.”
Elizabeth Yeampierre will delve into “just transition,” a concept that calls for a move away from the extraction economy in favor of community-driven approaches toward a lasting climate solution. Hosted by the Student Government Association, the 1 p.m. event takes place in Tuohy Hall Auditorium.
A noted environmental advocate, Yeampierre will share her experiences about preserving Sunset Park, the last industrial waterfront remaining in Brooklyn, and the ongoing recovery of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
A Recognized Leader on Climate Change
“Ms. Yeampierre is a recognized leader in the fight against climate change and dedicated to the protection of our planet,” said SJC Brooklyn SGA President Juanita Arias, a senior graduating in May. “Her experience and commitment to educating young people about the perils of climate change inspires us to organize and fight for climate justice on both a local and national level.”
Prior to assuming the executive director position at UPROSE, Ms. Yeampierre was the director of legal education and training at the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund. She also was the director of legal services for the American Indian Law Alliance. While at Yale University, she was dean of Puerto Rican Student Affairs at Yale University.
Monday’s event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Banach at 718.940.5584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.