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Angelou Ezeilo: Engage, Connect, Protect: Empowering Diverse Youth as Environmental Leaders • Douglas County

Thursday, Feb 20th, 2020 @ 7-8:30pm
Liberty Hall • 644 Massachusetts Street • Lawrence, KS • Map

Join us to welcome author Angelou Ezeilo as she shares insight from her new book!

While concern about the state of our land, air, and water continues to grow, there is widespread belief that environmental issues are primarily of interest to wealthy white communities. Engage, Connect, Protect explodes this myth, revealing the deep and abiding interest that African American, Latino, and Native American communities – many of whom live in degraded and polluted parts of the country – have in our collective environment. Engage, Connect, Protect is a wake-up call for businesses, activists, educators, and policymakers to recognize the work of grassroots activists in diverse communities and create opportunities for engaging with diverse youth as the next generation of environmental stewards.

Angelou Ezeilo is founder and CEO of the Greening Youth Foundation. A leading social entrepreneur, she was a 2016 Ashoka Fellow, is a member of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ Women in Solidarity Society and is on the boards of the Atlanta Audubon Society and the South Fork Conservancy. She is also an advisory Board Member for the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and Outdoor Afro, and she is on the Steering Committee for the new Children’s Wellbeing Initiative ― a network of 22 change makers working together to promote children’s wellbeing across the country. The Raven will have copies of her book for purchase and a signing will follow her talk.

Thanks to the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental fund for making this event possible.

Contact: Shirley Braunlich sbraunlich@lplks.org 785-843-3833

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Sponsor: Lawrence Public Library

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