Meet the Cecil Corbin-Mark Fellows

Join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 PM for an opportunity to meet the inaugural Cecil Corbin-Mark Fellows and learn about how this program is helping to build and shape the next generation of climate justice leaders.

In the Fall of 2020, WE ACT for Environmental Justice established the Cecil Corbin-Mark Fellowship for Environmental Justice Leadership in the memory of Cecil Corbin-Mark. Cecil was a leading figure of the Environmental Justice movement both in New York State and across the nation, and as WE ACT’s Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives he helped develop and pass numerous environmental health related bills in New York City and New York State.

The goal of the Cecil Corbin-Mark Fellowship for Environmental Justice Leadership is to inspire young people from disadvantaged communities to work with WE ACT staff on the issues that Cecil was passionate about: climate justice and community advocacy. We formally launched the Fellowship in Fall of last year, and now we are excited to share with you our newly appointed fellows, Elizabeth Reyes and Caleb Smith!

We invite you to join our virtual meeting on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:00 PM EST to mark the fellowship’s launch and understand how this program is building a new generation of climate justice leaders.

Register here to learn how the fellowship is honoring Cecil’s memory, how the fellows are currently gaining experience in community-based advocacy and environmental justice policy issues, and engage in a Q&A. Meet with the fellows and key leaders of this unique program:

  • Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth
  • Sonal Jessel, Director of Policy at WE ACT
  • Peggy Shepard, Co-Founder and Executive Director of WE ACT


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