Fourth Annual Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture Series in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights
- Elizabeth Yeampierre Executive Director, UPROSE and Co-Chair, Climate Justice Alliance
The Rapoport Center and the Rothko Chapel are pleased to announce that Puerto Rican attorney and climate justice activist Elizabeth Yeampierre will headline the fourth Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights.
An internationally recognized attorney and a leading voice in environmental and climate justice activism, Elizabeth Yeampierre is Executive Director of UPROSE, Brooklyn’s oldest Latino community-based organization, and the co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance. Born and raised in New York City, she witnessed first-hand the health disparities present in her own life and the lives of family members. As a former civil rights attorney, she is an expert at addressing economic and social justice issues, and much of her work focuses on the intersectionality of race and climate change.
A public reception will follow in the Chapel Plaza.