Memorial for Cecil Corbin-Mark

WE ACT for Environmental Justice will hold a memorial service for our late friend and colleague, Cecil Corbin-Mark. It will be held online, via Zoom, on Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 PM ET.

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6:00 PM ET – 7:00 PM ET

Program Introduction
Gregory Anderson, WE ACT Board Chair

Live music by Lady Leah

Cecil’s Early Days at WE ACT
Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Vice President, The Metropolitan Group (WE ACT Board Member)
Dennis Derryck, President, Corbin Hill Food Project (WE ACT Board Member)
Marva King, Former EJ Senior Policy Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency

Cecil’s Coalition Partners
Introduced by Marianne Engelman-Lado, WE ACT Board Member
Jose Bravo, Executive Director, Just Transition Alliance
Beverly Wright, Executive Director, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
Kathy Curtis, Executive Director, Clean and Healthy New York
trellis stepter, Program Officer, Mertz Gilmore Foundation

Live music by Lady Leah


7:00 PM ET – 8:00 PM ET

Lobbying and Advocacy at the City and State Level
Introduced by Kerene Tayloe, WE ACT’s Director of Federal Legislative Affairs
Andrea Stewart Cousins, Majority Leader, New York State Senate
Jeff Jones, Consultant, Jeff Jones Strategies (WE ACT Board Member)
Mark Levine, Councilmember, New York City
Costa Constantinides, Councilmember, New York City
Adriano Espaillat, Congressman, United States
Ali Zaidi, Deputy Secretary for Energy and Environment and Chairman of Climate Policy and Finance, New York State

Cecil’s Board Memberships
Introduced by Morgan Fritz, WE ACT’s Director of Development
Erich Pica, President, Friends of the Earth
Michael Green, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Environmental Health
Arturo Garcia-Costas, Program Officer, Local, National and International Environment, New York Community Trust

8:00 PM ET – 9:00 PM ET

Colleagues at WE ACT
Introduced by Eric Goldstein, WE ACT Board Member
Evelyn Joseph, Director of Administration & Human Resources, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Charles Callaway, Senior Community Organizer, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Family and Colleagues
Introduced by Evelyn Joseph, WE ACT’s Director of Administration and Human Resources
Angèle Mark, Sister of Cecil Corbin-Mark
Susan Lashley, Cousin of Cecil Corbin-Mark
Charles Callaway, Senior Community Organizer, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Ogonnaya Dotson Newman, Senior Program Officer, JPB Foundation
Savi Horne, Executive Director, Land Loss Prevention Project of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers
Ramón Cruz, President, Sierra Club
Kolu Zigbi, Independent Consultant, WKZ Consulting LLC


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