DAY 1 – Theme: Climate Change: Science and Policy
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Dwaine Perry, chief, Ramapough-Lunaape Nation (Munsee)
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Daniel Lemons, president, Lehman College
Pamela Mills, dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences, Lehman College
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
KEYNOTE: Pathways to Advancing Climate Justice
Dr. Radley Horton, Lamont research professor, Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
10:35 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
PANEL: New York’s Climate Leadership Meets Biden’s Climate Change Agenda
Moderator: Andrew Revkin, environmental journalists, founding director of the new Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University's Earth Institute
Sonal Jessel, director of policy, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Robin Leichenko, professor and chair, Department of Geography, Rutgers University; co-director, Rutgers Climate Institute
J. Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Georgia
Daniel A. Zarrilli, chief climate policy advisor, NYC Office of the Mayor
11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Eco-Urgency: Environmental Film Showcase from Lehman College Students and Alumni
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE: Working to Achieve Climate Justice in New York City
Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
1:35 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
PANEL: In the Bronx: From Environmental Injustice to Environmental Equity
Moderator: Kendra Pierre-Louis, climate reporter
Robert Fanuzzi, president, Bronx Council for Environmental Quality
Maggie Greenfield, executive director, Bronx River Alliance
Elgloria Harrison, dean, School of Health Sciences, Human Services, and Nursing, Lehman College
Mychal Johnson, co-founder, South Bronx Unite
2:55 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Lawrence Kelly, vice president, Science Administration, New York Botanical Garden