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Climate Justice Leaders: Voices from the Pajaro Valley

October 3, 2023 @ 7:10 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Quarry Amphitheater


Dive into the heart of climate justice at the Center for Reimagining Leadership’s inaugural event. Join us for an enlightening panel discussion on October 3rd, 2023, as we illuminate the untold stories of the Pajaro Valley Levee Breach. Explore leadership in emergencies, environmental equity, and community resilience through the eyes of local climate justice leaders. This event goes beyond conversation – we invite you to be a part of the solution, contributing to the healing of the Pajaro Valley community. Brought to you by UCSC Center for Reimagining Leadership and moderated by Ayo Banjo. Don’t miss the chance to engage, learn, and take action for a more just world.

Keisha Browder, CEO United Way Santa Cruz County
Mireya Gomez Contreras, Co-Director Esperanza Community Farms
Maria Elena de la Garza, Executive Director, Community Action Board
Erika Zavaleta, Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCSC

Moderator: National Organizer Ayo Banjo

Co-sponsored by Porter College, John R. Lewis College, College Nine, Merrill College, Oakes College, Kresge College, Cowell College, Rachel Carson College, The Humanities Institute, Office of CP/EVC, Vera Rubin Presidential Chair, The Heising-Simons Foundation, and The Center for Coastal Climate Resilience


October 3, 2023
7:10 pm - 8:30 pm