Donna Chavis has over 40 years of service in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors on the local, state, and national level and currently serves as Senior Fossil Fuels Campaigner with Friends of the Earth U.S. She is a recognized leader in social and environmental justice change and practice. Donna was a member of the Planning Committee of the First National People of Color Leadership Summit in 1991 which developed the Principles of Environmental Justice. She remains committed to those principles and has specifically integrated them in her work over the past 4 years in opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. When she is not working for environmental and social justice Donna enjoys music, poetry and time outside with her friends and family. She is a member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina and resides in the ancestral home of Pembroke, NC.
Space is limited and an invitation is required to attend. If you are a journalist, public information officer, or community member in hurricane-affected areas of North Carolina who is interested in attending, please contact Alison Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JB Duke Hotel
230 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Parking is available in the Science Drive Garage on Science Drive immediately adjacent to the JB Duke Hotel.
This event is sponsored by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Duke University Communications, and was made possible by a grant from the N.C. Local News Lab Fund.