FORA.tv Speaker - Jacqui Patterson

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Biography

Jacqui Patterson is the Director of the Environmental and Climate Justice Program at the NAACP. She was born and raised on the south side of Chicago to a Jamaican immigrant father and an African American mother from Mississippi. She attended Boston University where she gained a Bachelors in Special Education while working in the Boston shelter system and participating in the “Housing Now” movement. During her 3.5 year term as a volunteer with the US Peace Corps in Jamaica she worked with the Community Environmental Resource Center which began due to the contamination of the Harbour View community water supply by the neighboring Shell Company plant.

2 Programs

Panel 1 - The Future of Climate Justice

06.01.16 | 01:06:07 min | 0 comments

Panel Discussion: What Comes Next?

12.16.15 | 00:53:28 min | 0 comments