Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate,

and Community Revitalization at National Wildlife Federation

Advance registration required.


The Fight For Environmental Justice & Climate Justice in the 21st Century “Moving Our Most Vulnerable Communities From Surviving To Thriving Through The Power Of People, Policy & Culture”

This is a transformational moment in history as the world focuses more intently on the impacts of systemic racism, environmental justice, and climate change. As we move through the 21st century, intersectional solutions and authentic, collaborative partnerships will; be necessary to win on our greatest set of challenges.

In this interactive five-part seminar series, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali will guide us on a communal journey that unpacks the programs, policies, and actions that have created environmental justice sacrifice zones across our country. Together we will listen, learn and engage with frontline leaders, policymakers, and creatives on a pathway forward that honors the voices that have often been unseen and unheard. We will also focus on the new tools, resources, and economic opportunities that will help drive positive change.

Dates & Times
 - Thursday, February 3 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) - virtual
    GUEST LECTURER: Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
    EVENT RECORDING: https://youtu.be/P1d_oe1H45s

 - Thursday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) - virtual
     - Collin O'Mara, President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation
     - Savi Horne, Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, Land Loss Prevention Project
    EVENT RECORDING: https://youtu.be/_s6Ilml7SOU

 - Thursday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) - virtual
    GUEST LECTURERS: Antonique Smith, Tim Guinee, Messiah Ramkissoon, & Rainn Wilson
    EVENT RECORDING: https://youtu.be/aLa_ycwGBog

 - Thursday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) - virtual
    GUEST LECTURERS: Monica Lewis-Patrick, Hilton Kelly, & Rev. Leo Woodbury
    EVENT RECORDING: https://youtu.be/T4pPdP99pIE

 - Thursday, March 31 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) - virtual
    GUEST LECTURERS: Jimmy Moore, The Bridge Tech & Derrick Christopher Evans, Turkey Creek Community Initiatives  

    EVENT RECORDING: https://youtu.be/mAfqtPgKd7s

 - Thursday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) - In-person

      - Alaura Carter, Climate Speakers Network Program Manager, The Climate Reality Project
      - Corina Newsome, Associate Conservation Scientist, National Wildlife Federation
      - Justin J. Pearson, President & Founder, Memphis Community Against Pollution (MCAP)
    EVENT RECORDING: https://youtu.be/y0ovnB2T9DM

The campus location for each these programs will be available closer to the event date. Upon check-in, AU Community will need to present an AUID. Non-AU guests will need to present identification and vaccination record card or a digital copy.
Additional information available at www.american.edu/sine-institute/2022-fellows.cfm.

About Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali

Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Interim Chief of Programs at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Founder and CEO of Revitalization Strategies. Before joining NWF, Mustafa was the Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC), a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process. Prior to joining the HHC, Mustafa worked 22 years at the EPA and 2 years on Capitol Hill working for Congressman John Conyers chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

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