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Co-Creating Our Future: Examining Environmental Justice in Boston

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Impact Hub Boston

50 Milk Street, 20th Floor

Boston, MA 02109

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Are you interested in learning more about, and contributing to, strategic work around environmental justice being done by Boston's public, private, and nonprofit leaders?

Impact Hub Boston invites you to join us for a look at Environmental Justice in Boston. You'll hear from a panel of experts about their diverse experiences working at the intersection of environmentalism, racism and classism, and each will share a pointed question related to their work. All event participants are then invited to engage in small group conversations with these experts in an effort to move their work forward. This is a chance to bring your unique perspective to creatively brainstorm with changemakers in Boston working on this complex social issue.

We are convening a varied group of social entrepreneurs, local government, community leaders, nonprofit professionals, business leaders, philanthropists, academics, and engaged citizens for productive conversation drawn from a wide a range of lived experience and professional experience in different fields, neighborhoods, and sectors on this topic.

For more information, please reach out to team@impacthubboston.net.


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Lilly Marcelin; Founding Director Resilient Sisterhood Project.

Lilly Marcelin is a community activist and organizer who has dedicated her career to advocate for and work in partnership with underserved women and families in need of quality and compassionate health care & social services. Lilly has worked on a broad range of issues from gender based violence, human trafficking, health and socioeconomic disparities, women’s reproductive health to racial and social justice. She is the Founding Director of an emerging nonprofit organization in Boston: the Resilient Sisterhood Project (RSP), dedicated to inform and empower women of African descent regarding common but rarely talked about diseases of the reproductive system that disproportionately affect them.


David Meshoulam; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Speak For The Trees

David is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Speak for the Trees (SFTT), an emerging environmental nonprofit that advocates for the health of Boston's urban forest and its trees through plantings, engagement, and education. Urban trees provide more than just beauty and natural habitat; they are also a tool for providing environmental, health, mental, economic, and social benefits to residents. SFTT focuses its work in Boston's most under-canopied neighborhoods and works in close collaboration with neighborhood groups to plant trees and engage and educate residents about the benefits of trees and how to care for them. SFTT mission is rooted in the value that all residents deserve clean and healthy environments and that taking care of trees is a way for people to care for each other and their communities.


Judith Foster, HERO Nurturing Center

Judith Foster, is a community activist and organizer. In 2014 she founded, HERO Nurturing Center Inc. A non-profit organization. She's a mom, and former political advisor, Justice of the Peace, and Broadcast Radio host.


Lor Holmes, CERO Coop.

Lor Holmes is General Manager and leads business development with CERO Cooperative. Working class African American and Latino entrepreneurs from Roxbury and Dorchester founded CERO Cooperative. They raised financing from small community investors and began operations in October 2014, providing commercial compost services to local grocery stores, schools and restaurants. Since then Cero has created 10 full time living wage jobs and diverted more than 10 million pounds of organic “waste” from landfill and incineration, instead to be returned to mitigate carbon, revitalize soil and support urban agriculture.


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