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Jacqui Patterson, NAACP Director of Environmental and Climate Justice, to Speak at Begich Middle School

Patterson to address intersections of racial, environmental, and economic justice at event in East Anchorage


Jacqueline 'Jacqu' Patterson


WHAT: Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, will address solar energy and racial and environmental justice. Patterson will note potential renewable energy projects on a local scale, and how these projects can be both an environmental and economic boon to the community.


Patterson’s speech is sponsored by the Anchorage Chapter of the NAACP, Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), and The Alaska Center.


WHEN: Monday, March 6th from 6-7pm


WHERE: Nicholas J. Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Dr., Anchorage, AK 99504


WHO: Jacqui Patterson is is a nationally recognized expert in the field of climate justice. She has worked as a researcher, program manager, advocate, and activist on women’s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson’s publications include: “Climate Change is a Civil Rights Issue”; “Disasters: Climate Change Uproot Women of Color”; and “Just Energy Policies: Reducing Pollution, Creating Jobs.” She currently serves on the International Committee of the US Social Forum, the Steering Committee for Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, Advisory Board for Center for Earth Ethics as well as on the Boards of Directors for the Institute of the Black World, Center for Story Based Strategy and the US Climate Action Network.


The event will be attended by community members and organization members. There will be opportunities for interviews with community members, event organizers and Jacqui Patterson.


Sponsoring Organizations:

Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP)is a coalition of large and small Alaska utilities, businesses, conservation and consumer groups, educational entities, Alaska Native organizations, and municipal, state and federal agencies with an interest in developing Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources. REAP’s mission is to increase the production of renewable energy in Alaska and bring the benefits of clean, economic and inexhaustible renewable power to the citizens of Alaska.http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. http://naacpanchorage.weebly.com/

The Alaska Center’s mission is to engage, empower and elect Alaskans to stand up for our clean air and water, healthy communities, and a strong democracy. The Alaska Center works in communities statewide and with all ages to advance our vision of a thriving and sustainable Alaska for future generations.www.akcenter.org


For more information about this event, please visit our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/248711848909989/

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