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23nd Annual Wege Foundation Series

Climate issues are abuzz in the media these days. But often missing are the disproportionate impacts on disadvantaged communities and people of color. With issues related to access to clean water, healthy food and the impact of severe weather, this discussion is not only relevant but imperative.

Joining us for a conversation this year is Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus and former environmental justice leader at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Dr. Ali has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, VICE, and Democracy NOW, as well as being featured and cited in over 250 news publications including GQ, New Republic, Ebony, The Guardian, The Root, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. He has worked in over 500 communities both domestically and internationally, as well as been a guest lecturer at over 100 colleges and universities. Currently he is a board member of the National Wildlife Federation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientists, TREE and Climate Hawks Vote.

Aquinas College Performing Arts Center
1703 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan

April 11, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.

Lecture is free and open to the public Reception will follow.