2018 Hidden Heroine Awards Reception and Keynote Speaker, Peggy Shepard
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
At Richard M DeVos Center Loosemore Auditorium [Map]
The 2018 featured keynote speaker is Peggy Shepard from WE ACT for Environmental Justice in Harlem, New York City.
Peggy Shepard is co-founder and executive director of WE ACT For Environmental Justice and has a long history of organizing and engaging Northern Manhattan residents in community-based planning and campaigns to address environmental protection and environmental health policy locally and nationally.
She has successfully combined grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy, and environmental health community-based participatory research to become a national leader in advancing environmental policy and the perspective of environmental justice in urban communities — to ensure that the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment extends to all.
Her work has received broad recognition: the Jane Jacobs Medal from the Rockefeller Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, the 10th Annual Heinz Award For the Environment, the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, and an Honorary Sc.D from Smith College.