day 1: friday april 9, 2021
NAACP Eugene/Springfield, Executive Director
Eric has served as the Executive Director since 2019.
Join us for the Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples (CCIP) Lecture to hear from Environmental, Climate, and Health Advocate Sheila Watt-Cloutier. The event will also feature an opening blessing from Joseph Scott, Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and Introductory Remarks from Don Sampson, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Climate Change Director. The event will also include two Tribal Student Respondents: Ryan Reed and Angela Noah, both students at the University of Oregon.
day 2: saturday april 10, 2021
Environmental, climate, and social justice organizations across Oregon state are taking action to ensure that our historically disadvantaged communities are centered and prioritized in the decision making process. In this session, we will hear about campaigns where grassroots leaders feel investments need to be made in our communities. Following the panel discussion, we will have an interactive breakout group discussion with attendees!
Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali
The National Wildlife Federation, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization
Prior to joining The National Wildlife Federation, Mustafa was the senior vice president for the Hip Hop Caucus.
Michelle J. DePass
Meyer Memorial Trust, President & CEO
Michelle joined Meyer in 2018. She is a member of Meyer's executive team.
Prior to joining Meyer, Michelle served as dean of the Milano School of International Affairs