FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2019 Contact: Chris Dobens, 212-961-1000 ext. 320, email@example.com HARLEM, NY — WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) has been awarded a $400,000 grant over two years from the Kresge Foundation to enable WE
WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Peggy Shepard and Jane Fonda sat down for a one-on-one conversation on climate change, climate justice, and social justice at Le Chalet in Saks Fifth Avenue on November 5, 2019. The
WE ACT’s Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Kerene N. Tayloe, Esq. was quoted extensively in a Washington Informer article on Oct. 2, 2019. Not only did she discuss the challenges low-income communities and communities of color are facing because of
Zora, a new online publication for women of color, quoted our Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Kerene Tayloe in an article about the need for more Black female environmentalist. Read the Article
In a June 12th, 2019 article largely celebrating the new development along the East 125th Street corridor as a result of the planned Second Avenue Subway extension and the 2017 rezoning in the area, Crain’s New York Business did acknowledge
On April 30, 2019, Patch featured an article on the the East 125th Street Community Visioning Action Plan, which was developed by a coalition organized by WE ACT for Environmental Justice and designed to leverage the Second Avenue Subway expansion
On April 29, 2019, Harlem World Magazine featured the release of the community-driven recommendations designed to leverage the expansion of the Second Avenue Subway into East Harlem / El Barrio as an opportunity to strengthen the East 125th Street corridor.
Kaméa Chayne had interviewed Peggy Shepard on her Green Dreamer podcast on January 22, 2019. In a March 27, 2019 interview in MindyBodyGreen, Chayne was asked which guest surprised her the most, and she said WE ACT’s Peggy Shepard.
WE ACT’s Co-Founder & Executive Director Peggy Shepard was interviewed on the Green Dreamer podcast, which aired January 22nd, 2019. She talked about the work WE ACT has done, the fight for environmental justice, and the importance of community-based organizations
A year before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. warned us that “when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of