15 November 2017
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Diana McCaulay, Jamaican environmental activist and award-winning writer, will speak on the Jamaican environment in New York when she delivers the 13th Annual CIN Lecture on November 15 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The CIN Lecture Series is a community forum for hearing visionary Caribbean leaders who reflect on regional affairs and provide hope and direction for the future. Over the years, the lecture has attracted capacity audiences to participate in this unique exchange between Caribbean thought leaders and members of the New York Caribbean community.
McCaulay’s presentation to the diaspora, titled: ‘The State of the Rock: How do we protect the Jamaican environment’, will explore the current state of Jamaica’s natural environment and climate – forests, rivers, coral reefs – and the main threats to these natural assets, including climate change and poor environmental management. She will also outline ways in which the diaspora can help to protect our valuable natural environment.
McCaulay is a founding member and currently the chief executive officer of the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET), one of Jamaica’s leading environmental non-profit agencies. Over the past 26 years, she has led a wide range of efforts to educate Jamaicans on the importance of the natural environment, as well as organising campaigns to protect the island’s special places and filing groundbreaking legal action to build environmental jurisprudence.
For further information on the upcoming CIN Lecture series, contact CIN at (876) 906-0432, (347) 448-4345 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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