october, 2020

22oct6:00 pm7:00 pmEnvironmental Justice in the Hudson Valley

Event Details

Environmental Justice & Environmental Racism are vitally important topics, that require our immediate attention right now.


The Hudson Valley Environmental Justice Coalition is endeavoring to bring nationally recognized figures to local audiences to speak about environmental justice and the environmental-crisis. We are thrilled to announce an extraordinary innaugural event. We will be joined by Mustafa Santiago Ali and Kevindaryan Lujan in a conversation moderated by Dr Gregory Simpson.

Dr Mustafa Santiago Ali is a nationally recognized expert in Environmental Justice. He is a strategist, educator, and tireless activist. He lead the EPA’s interagency environmental justice working group, seved as the Senior Vice-President for Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus, and currently serves as the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. He serves as a board member for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientists, Rodenberry Foundation, TREE, and Climate Hawks Vote.

Kevindaryan Lujan is the Orange County Legislator representing Newburgh. He is a dedicated social activist, committed to human rights awareness and community empowerment.

Rev. Dr Gregory Simpson (moderator) is a scientist and theologian, holds a Doctorate degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of the West Indies. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in genomic physiology and molecular biology at UMass Medical School and taught chemistry as an adjunct professor at Worcester State University. Later he completed both Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degrees in New Testament Bible and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary NY. His scholarship focused on Intellectual Property Rights, Biblical Ethics and Climate Change.

The Hudson Valley Environmental Justice Coalition


Calvary Presbyterian Church (Newburgh)

Climate Reality Hudson Valley & Catskills Chapter


Holy Cross Episcopal Church

Kingston Rising

Minister’s Alliance of Ulster County


Nauraushaun Presbyterian Church

Old Dutch Church Kingston

New Progressive Baptist Church

Peaceful Guardians Project

Pointe of Praise Family Life Center

Radio Kingston (WDST)

Schaghticoke First Nations

Ulster County MBK

Ulster County Muslim Association

Ulster County Youth Bureau

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills

Woodstock Timebank Constellation


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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The Hudson Valley Environmental Justice Coalition