26 Apr '11, 7pm

Encouraging Minority College Students in LA to Be Agents of Environmental Change

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is the opportunity to talk to minority youth about NRDC and inspire them to get involved in our work. Last week, I participated in a panel discussion with Liz Crosson, Executive Director of Santa Monica Baykeeper , organized by Dr. Helen Boutrous, Chair of the Political Science Department and Pre-law Director at Mount St. Mary's College , a woman’s college and Hispanic-Serving Institution. Dr. Boutrous wanted us to discuss the litigation and advocacy efforts of our respective organizations, as well as offer professional advice, to a group of 50 young women, a combination of her Women and the Law class (Government/Pre-Law majors) and an Environmental Policy class (Biology majors). In speaking about the work that we do at NRDC, I highlighted the mix of litigation, political advocacy, scientific research and grassroots activism that...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lhenao/encouraging_mino...

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earth911.com 06 May '11, 8pm

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