A Talk with Elizabeth Yeampierre, Leading Environmental Justice Lawyer

March 1, 2021 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm


This conference is sponsored by the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review (ELPAR) and co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, La Alianza, and Mayor Cooper’s Sustainability Advisory Committee.

Join us for a discussion on environmental and climate justice with Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director of UPROSE. Following prepared remarks by Yeampierre, the event will be guided by an extended Q&A session with questions from Vanderbilt University Law students.

Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally-recognized Puerto Rican attorney of African and Indigenous ancestry, is the executive director of UPROSE—Brooklyn's oldest Puerto Rican community-based organization. She also serves as the Co-Chair of the Climate Justice Alliance and co-founder of #OurPowerPRnyc, a community-led initiative of the Puerto Rican diaspora guided by the Jemez Principles of Democratic Organizing.

Yeampierre’s environmental and climate justice work has been featured in numerous books and media outlets, and she was recently featured in the New York Times as a visionary paving the path to climate justice. She was also named to Apolitical’s list of the “Climate 100: The World’s Most Influential People in Climate Policy,” and selected as the opening speaker at the Obama Administration’s first White House Forum on Environmental Justice.

This event is open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Register at http://vanderbi.lt/envjustice.