“WHAT: DNC Council on the Environment and Climate Crisis Democratic Convention Event
WHEN: Tuesday, August 18th, 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET (2 hours)
Michelle Deatrick, Founder and Chair, DNC Council on the Environment & Climate Crisis
Jay Inslee, Washington Governor and former presidential candidate
Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General and former U.S. Representative
Tom Steyer, environmentalist and philanthropist
Camille T. Dungy, poet and editor
Costa Constantanides, Council Member (District 22), New York City Council and Chair, New York City Council Committee on Environmental Protection
Danielle Deiseroth, Climate Data Analyst, Data for Progress
Ilona Josefina Duverge, Co-Founder and NYC Director, Movement School
Paulette Jordan, Democratic Nominee for US Senate (Idaho) & DNC Council on Environment and Climate Crisis Executive Board member
Peggy Shepard, Executive Director and Co-Founder, WE ACT For Environmental JusticeShannon Holsey, President, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians
WHERE: Delegates and members of the public can register for the virtual event here.”
Check out her introduction interview here!
Listen to the lecture here!
“As a working mother whose livelihood as a poet-lecturer depended on travel, Camille Dungy crisscrossed America with her infant, then toddler, intensely aware of how they are seen, not just as mother and child, but as black women. With exceptional candor and grace, Dungy explores our inner and outer worlds―the intimate and vulnerable experiences of raising a child, living with illness, conversing with strangers, and counting on others’ goodwill. Across the nation, she finds fear and trauma, and also mercy, kindness, and community. Penetrating and generous, Guidebook to Relative Strangers is an essential guide for a troubled land.”
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“Her record of creative activity is simply outstanding: scores of individual poems and essays, with over 25 works selected for anthologized publication, five sole-authored collections of poetry [and prose], and three edited collections from top-tier publishers, in addition to nearly 100 public appearances at esteemed venues such as the Poetry Foundation, the Newberry Library, Stanford University and Vanderbilt University,” College of Liberal Arts Dean Ben Withers wrote in an endorsement of Dungy’s nomination. “As her selection as one of the 16 writers for the New York Times 1619 Project shows, Professor Dungy’s work brings honor and recognition to Colorado State University in ways that few faculty can match.”
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