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Alumni Env. Network: Conversations on Env. Justice + Inclusion

June 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join the Emory Alumni Environmental Network (EAEN) for a special super Emory Civic Dinner conversation on environmental justice with Dr. Na’Taki Osbourne Jelks 02PH! Dr. Jelks, a renowned environmental scientist and nationally recognized leader in engaging urban communities and youth of color in environmental stewardship, will discuss what environmental justice means to her, her journey to becoming a leader in the space, and address opportunities for the community to engage in the work.

Following Dr. Jelks’ discussion, attendees will take part in small group conversations and explore the ways we can work to ensure the environmental movement is inclusive of all.

Meet the Expert:

An assistant professor at Spelman College in Environmental & Health Sciences, Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks 02PH has previously served as the manager for Community and Leadership Development Programs for the National Wildlife Federation and chair of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. Dr. Osborne Jelks is also a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program and is co-founder of the Center for Environmental Public Awareness, a public interest, nonprofit consulting organization that develops environmental education and leadership development training for community groups working to achieve environmental justice nationwide as well as diversity training and coaching for environmental non-profit organizations. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her tremendous work in the field. Click here to learn more about Dr. Osborne Jelks.