22 MAR

DAY 1 – Theme: Climate Change: Science and Policy

Morning Sessions

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Land Acknowledgment

Dwaine Perry, chief, Ramapough-Lunaape Nation (Munsee)

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

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

Afternoon Sessions

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.

Closing Remarks

Lawrence Kelly, vice president, Science Administration, New York Botanical Garden

23 MAR

DAY 2 – Theme: Urban and Environmental Equity

Morning Sessions

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Peter O. Nwosu, provost, Lehman College

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

KEYNOTE: The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Equity Matters

Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University

10:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

PANEL: Environmental Careers in a Changing Climate

Moderator: Juliana Maantay, professor, Department of Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences; director, Geographic Information Sciences program, Lehman College

Robert Kurkjian, principal, Phase 5 Environmental; technical consultant, Tetra Tech.

Nira Rahman, environmental planner, VHB, Lehman College alumna, environmental science program.

Grace M. Robiou, branch chief for Oceans and Coastal Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Washington DC.

Khalil Shahyd, senior policy advocate, Health People/Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

Rachel Steinberg, director of product management, Sidewalk Labs

12:15 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Pamela Mills, dean, School of Natural and Social Sciences