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Friday, April 21, 2023 at 11:00am to 6:30pm
Keynote Speaker | Sustainability Month
Creating an Environmentally Safe and Socially Just World Where Humanity Can Thrive: A Day with Daphne Frias
Join youth activist, Daphne Frias, as she explores connections between climate & environmental justice, disability rights, and the impact of social and planetary boundaries on health and well-being (Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics Model).
You are welcome to join one or more sessions throughout the day. Our time with Daphne will build upon Cornell’s adoption of the Okanagan Charter last fall. Cornell faculty, staff, and students will be invited to envision, explore, and contribute to Cornell’s on-going transformation into a health-promoting and sustainable campus.
Lunch and dinner will be provided – RSVP needed due to limited space.
About the Speaker
Daphne Frias is a 25-year-old youth activist. She is unapologetically Latina. Daphne has Cerebral Palsy, and uses a wheelchair to ambulate. She is fiercely proud to be a loud champion for the disabled community. Active in the fight against gun violence and for voting rights, Daphne has been fighting the climate crisis as well. Her work deconstructs the silos between disability and the climate crisis with a public health approach. She was appointed as spokesperson for the global climate strikes that took place on September 20th, 2019. Most recently she was featured as a key panelist at the New York Times Climate hub in a conversation moderated by Emma Watson. She has no intention of backing down until the health of our earth is secure. Her work has been featured in the Sierra Club, Teen Vogue, PopSugar, NPR, Vice, Elle, among many others.
Hosted by the Campus Sustainability Office, Cornell Health, Hans Bethe House, and Ecology House. Co-sponsored by North Campus Faculty Programs, Yang-Tan Institute, Latina/o Studies Program