Culture and Conservation: Black Communities Advancing Environmental Justice and Stewardship
February 3, 2022
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, assistant professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College, and cofounder, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance. The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance is a community-based organization whose mission is to improve quality of life by protecting, preserving and restoring the community’s natural resources. Fighting for environmental justice and mobilizing the community, WAWA has preserved over 400 acres of greenspace from development. Osborne Jelks will highlight their role in public land stewardship, work to advance water and park equity, and efforts to educate residents.