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Discussion Series: Racial Equity, Social Justice & Sustainability

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 25, 2020


AASHE stands in solidarity with the Black community and everyone fighting for racial equality and social justice (RESJ). We recognize that to be silent on issues of injustice of any kind, is to be complicit. We encourage faculty, administrators, staff, and students to start and continue conversations about the role higher education plays in creating and perpetuating racial injustice. We’ve assembled a list of resources related to understanding race, sustainability and anti-racism. This is intended to be a living document so please add to this list of RESJ Resources for the Higher Education Sustainability Community

During the month of August, AASHE leads a discussion series to talk through how the sustainability community is collaborating to advance RESJ and sustainability. These group discussions, facilitated by sustainability professionals, are guided by these questions:

  • How are you making the connection between racial equity and sustainability?
  • What additional resources have been helpful to you?
  • How are you collaborating with other departments on campus to advance RESJ?
  • How do we eliminate the role higher education plays in creating and perpetuating racial injustice?

See below for the days and times to participate and register today!

  • August 4 at 3 p.m. ET
  • August 11 at 3 p.m. ET
  • August 18 at 3 p.m. ET

A recap of this discussion series as well as reflections on moving forward will be offered as a webinar on August 25 at 3 p.m. ET. 

Register today for any or all!


August 4 at 3 p.m. ET
Raghu Srinivasan V.S. (Raghu) Raghavan
Director of Sustainability
Associate Director – Miller Worley Center for the Environment
Mount Holyoke College
Ariel Stevenson Ariel Stevenson, M.A.
Assistant Director of Programs and Initiatives
Office of Inclusive Excellence
California State University-San Marcos
Kimberly Smith Moderator: Kimberly Smith
Director of Marketing, Meetings, and Membership
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


August 11 at 3 p.m. ET

Kimberly Lewis Kimberly Lewis
Senior Vice President, Market Transformation and Development, North America
U.S. Green Building Council
Eriqah Vincent Eriqah Vincent
Network Engagement Director
Power Shift Network
Debbie Namugayi Debbie Namugayi
Senior Consultant
RE Tech Advisors
Meghan Fay Zahniser Moderator: Meghan Fay Zahniser
Executive Director
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)



August 11
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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