Prof. Rickenbacker to Speak at Climate Change Series

Shawn Rickenbacker, director of the J. Max Bond Center and associate professor, will speak on the CCNY panel “Pollution and Black America: The Struggle for Environmental Justice” on Thursday, October 1, at 12:30 pm.

While Black communities are far more likely than other Americans to be exposed to the harmful impacts of pollution, they have historically been left out of the environmental movement. All are welcome for this conversation about the devastation caused by the intersection of institutional racism, climate change, and the current pandemic — and what the next generation of activists and advocates can do.

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CCNY’s Linda Villarosa, also a New York Times contributor is the other panelist. The discussed will be moderated by Trevor Houser, director of CCNY’s Climate Policy Fellows and a partner at Rhodium Group.

This event is co-organized and co-sponsored with the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the Journalism Program in the Department of Media and Communication Arts in CCNY’s Division of Humanities and Arts.