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Unity Hour: Repairing the Legacy of Racism in Environmentalism

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Ujamaa Residence Hall, Main Lounge 1 Sisson Place, Ithaca, NY

Unity Hour: Repairing the Legacy of Racism in Environmentalism will feature three panelists (Aisha Owusu, Delmar Fears, and Dejah Powell) who will speak to their experiences at the intersection of environmental issues and racial justice.

We are honored to welcome Aisha Owusu,  a Senior Research Staff Assistant for the Climate Information for Public Health Action team at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. She uses her climate science background to inform public health policies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Delmar Fears is a junior, Co-Chair for Black Students United, and worked as an urban agriculture intern for the City of Atlanta. Dejah Powell is a senior, and is a founder of Get them to the Green, a non-profit dedicated to instilling a love for the environment and solving food justice issues for kids in Chicago's South Side.

The panel will be followed by a Q&A and discussion session. The event will be taking place at Ujamaa Residence Hall from 7pm-8:30pm on Sunday, April 22nd, and will be free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided.

This event is part of the People's Climate Week. Visit us on facebook at

Sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources

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Panel Discussion, Seminar


Social Justice, Environmental Justice, food justice, Earth Day, Environmental Racism, People's Climate Week



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Dejah Powell


Aisha Owusu

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International Research Institute at Columbia University

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