ESI Climate Justice Program Public Launch; Keynote Roundtable: Building an Infrastructure of Climate Justice—Energy Democracy, Disaster Displacement, and Mobilizing for Increasing Climate Risk in New York City
Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 4:30pm to 8:00pm
MIT Media Lab Dreyfoos Lecture Hall E14-633, E14-633 MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA
The MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative welcomes the MIT community and the broader public to join us in celebrating the public launch of the ESI Climate Justice Program.
This three-part event will introduce the ESI Climate Justice Program focal areas and first year priorities, with a special focus on how this program can serve as a cross-Institute resource for future work and an invitation for collaboration; introduce special guests working on urgent climate justice issues to the MIT community to spark ideas and conversation; and provide an opportunity for participants to gather for food, drinks, music, and conversation.
4:30: Showcase Presentations: Ongoing climate justice initiatives at MIT
5:30: ESI Climate Justice Program Announcement with ESI Director John Fernández and Postdoctoral Associate Briana Meier
5:45: Building an Infrastructure of Climate Justice in New York City: A roundtable discussion with invited guest speakers
- Elizabeth Yeampierre, Uprose Executive Director, Climate Justice Alliance Co-Chair
- Louise Yeung, Chief Climate Officer, NYC Comptroller’s Office
- Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design
- Phil Thompson (moderator), MIT Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Planning, Former Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives for NYC.
7:00: Reception with music, food, drinks
This event is the second of two MIT Earth Month events marking the public launch of the ESI’s Climate Justice Program. Please register in advance.
This event is sponsored by the MIT Climate Nucleus.