Blackness and Biodiversity Conservation - Environmental and Racial Justice in 2021.




This event deconstructs ideas of Blackness within the context of the global biodiversity conservation crisis. Come hear senior conservation professionals, who identify as Black, describe their diversity, equity and inclusion experiences in nature conservation spaces, and their vision for meaningful representation and greater participation and leadership of underrepresented peoples in the global environmental movement.


Audrey Peterman – Author of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World” (2019) and “Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System” (2012).


Lekelia “Kiki” Jenkins – Arizona State University. Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society. Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.


Kelvin Alie – Senior Vice President, Field Partnerships at Conservation International, Arlington, VA.


Curated & Moderated by Professor Leo Douglas, NYU Liberal Studies.


Note on Accessibility: This virtual events requires an Internet connection and computer or smartphone. It is a priority to make our events inclusive and accessible. For any questions or to notify us of accommodation requests, please email lsdeansoffice@nyu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event date.


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