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Shared, Used & Taken: Environmental Racism

June 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 7:30 pm EDT

Join us for our second installment of Shared, Used & Taken a speaker series aimed at amplifying stories of land, parks, greenways, trails, and urban farms. On Tuesday, June 14 we will hear from Graduate Research Assistant, Benjamin Clark on how Black and Brown communities have been disproportionately and negatively impacted by pollution, climate change, and natural disasters. In addition, Benjamin will lead a discussion with a panel of community representatives and changemakers on the topic of environmental racism.

This conversation will feature:

  • An educational report from IUPUI Graduate Research Assistant, Benjamin Clark
  • A moderated panel conversation with guest speakers: Densie Abdul-Rahman, Rosezalynn “Pinky” Sandford, Tatjanaa Rebelle, and Imhotep Adisa
  • Interactive audience Q&A

This event will take place outside, at The Parks Alliance’s newly relocated office at 3001 North White River Parkway West Drive in Riverside Park. Please dress appropriately.

More about our guest speakers:

  • Benjamin Clark, Graduate Research Assistant , IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
  • Denise Abdul-Rahman, Regional Field Organizer for the Midwest and Plain State, National NAACP Environmental Justice Program
  • Imhotep Adisa, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Kphrew Institute
  • Rosezalynn “Pinky” Sandford, CICF Community Ambassador for Crooked Creek and creator of Pinky’s Pantry
  • Tatjana Rebelle, Director of Youth Programming, Earth Charter Indiana