Dr. John Francis (environmental activist), “Celebrating Black Leaders in the Environment” (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies EQUID Committee)

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Kroon Hall, Third Floor See map
195 Prospect Street
Event description: 

Join us in kicking off our Black History Month Speaker Series: Celebrating Black Leaders in the Environment with Dr. John Francis!

Dr. Francis is an environmental activist and National Geographic Education Fellow who was galvanized to give up using motorized vehicles after witnessing the 1971 oil spill in San Francisco Bay. This decision resulted in a vow of silence that lasted 17 years with 22 years of walking. Dr. Francis’ breadth of experience includes working with the United States Coast Guard on oil spill legislation, serving as a United Nations Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador, teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and authoring two books. He is currently West Cape May Commissioner and is running for Congress.