Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru

Thursday, Oct. 22, 4:00 p.m. ET
Environmental justice advocate and Rhodes Scholar at The University of Oxford

Climate justice is racial justice.


Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru is a 21-year-old environmental justice advocate passionate about creating a more inclusive environmental movement. The founder of BlackGirlEnvironmentalist, she has bylines in VICE News and Glamour Magazine. Wawa is also the first Black person in history to receive the Rhodes, Truman and Udall Scholarships.

The 2020 MAKERS Conference

Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru and Tokata Iron Eyes, Environmental Justice Activists, talk to Stephanie Shephard, Entrepreneur & Activist, about how Generation Z is saving the planet — and changing the world.

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