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Chandra Taylor, attorney at Southern Environmental Law Center in Chapel Hill, NC, will be one of many fantastic panelists at this event. Chandra has been instrumental in the fight to get Duke Energy to clean up an unlined coal ash pond in one community of color -->

"A high wall, however, prevents their spread" ....on the history of redlining in the US.
Sound familiar? Discriminatory policies of the past continue to impact the opportunities and health of our communities today.

Mustafa Ali, EPA's Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice, will be joining us in a discussion on Climate Change in one of our panels. Read about his work supporting Spartanburg, SC's fight against environmental racism and contamination & RSVP to attend the panel (or others) via the website!

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, is a minister, community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life.
A national leader within the green movement, Rev Yearwood has been successfully bridging the gap between communities of color and environmental advocacy for the past decade. Rolling Stone declared Rev Yearwood one of our country’s “New Green Heroes” and Huffington Post named him of the top ten change-makers in the green movement. The Hip Hop Caucus is now engaging celebrities to be apart of the political process by helping get people registered/pledged to vote through their Respect My Vote campaign(
Rev Yearwood entered the world of Hip Hop Politics when he served as the Political and Grassroots Director of Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network in 2003 and 2004. He was also a key architect of P. Diddy’s “Vote Or Die!” campaign. Then in 2004 he founded the Hip Hop Caucus to build a sustainable organization for Hip Hop politics.
Rev Yearwood is a proud graduate of Howard University School of Divinity. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his family.
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