Wed, Feb 24, 2021 6-7 pm CST
Throughout the month of February, the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club is celebrating Black History Month. This is an annual celebration that both reminds us of contributions and recognizes the achievements of Black people across all areas of life. For us, we are lifting up environmental champions.
African Americans have advanced every aspect of the environment including agriculture, water, energy, and environmental justice policies. We acknowledge the historical contributions of Illinois leaders from the Black community and also turn our attention to living innovators who are transforming lives and communities through legislation, business ownership, and relevant research.
In celebration of these history makers, we invite you to join us for a panel discussion entitled “Green Economy in the Black Community.” The panel will be moderated by Dr. Kim DeLaney, Director of Education and Programs at the DuSable Museum of African American History and will bring to light the intersections between environmentalism and green entrepreneurship in the Black community.
Join us for this timely discussion on the historical shifts to cleaner and greener businesses here in Illinois.