NRDems Forum: African American Leaders On Cultural Heritage And Environmental Justice

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Time: 01:00 PM Location: Longworth House Office Building 1324 Presiding: The Hon. A. Donald McEachin

Washington, D.C. – In celebration of Black History Month, Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) will lead a forum with members of the House Committee on Natural Resources on the countless contributions the African-American community has made to the environmental and conservation movements. The Members of Congress and panelists will discuss the important roles the African-American community plays in protecting our natural and cultural resources, including preserving historical sites, combatting climate change, supporting renewable energy development, and addressing environmental injustices.

The event is open to the press and the public and will be livestreamed at

Witness List

  • Alan Spears, Director of Cultural Resources, Government Affairs, National Parks Conservation Association
  • Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization, Hip Hop Caucus
  • Gilbert Campbell,  Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Volt Energy
  • Khalil Shahyd, Senior Project Manager, EEFA, Resilient Communities, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council