On Tuesday, May 25, MAPC held the second event in our Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series. Every other month, we'll bring experts and practitioners from across the country who can speak to the ways that they are perceiving and advancing resilience.
In "Climate Resiliency and Racial Justice," Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, joined us for a conversation about work to address climate change and advance a just transition to a clean, cooperative, and resilient economy.
Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, and activist working on women‘s rights, HIV & AIDS, racial justice, and climate justice. Patterson holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. 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.