The Environmental & Climate Justice Forum features local speakers and advocates of environmental justice. 

Across the United States and internationally certain communities, especially Indigenous, Black, Brown, and lower-income communities, have faced elevated levels of pollution, lower air and water quality, elevated effects of climate change, and often have the smallest political power and resources to combat these issues. Locally in Brookhaven, the town has some of the lowest recorded air quality in the region and high rates of childhood asthma due to alleged mishandling of toxic ash within the Brookhaven Landfill.

Join this presentation and learn about how communities have come together to advocate for better environmental conditions and policy to protect disadvantaged communities and create local power. This presentation will feature speakers from the Brookhaven Landfill Action Group and Long Island Progressive Coalition. Featuring Monique Fitzgerald, her bio reads: 

“Monique Fitzgerald is a tribal member of the Setalcott Nation, a nation traditionally based on the north shore of Suffolk County, and was born and raised in North Bellport. Her past work has been at the grassroots level, organizing and advocating for the North Bellport community and communities with similar socioeconomic demographics.  As a person living in a community on the front line of the climate crisis, Monique brings first-hand experience of what climate justice is not and what it could be”

Hosted by the Graduate Student Council and Environmental Science and Studies Department

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