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Colette Pichon Battle

Advancing Equity Through Ethical Climate Adaptations


The McKnight Foundation


Robert Robinson

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This Forum will be in-person at Westminster Presbyterian. Doors will open at 11 a.m.

Our traditional “Breads and Spreads” reception will follow the program. It is free and open to all. Please join us for some delicious treats!

About Colette Pichon Battle

The consequences of climate change are already shaping people’s lives. Is it possible to respond to climate impacts in ways that advance racial justice? Colette Pichon Battle is the founder of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy where she has worked with local communities, national funders, and elected officials in the post-Katrina and post-Deepwater Horizon disaster recovery. She advocates for climate change mitigation and adaptation with racial justice and equity at its core. In her talk for the Forum, she will discuss how we can respond to climate disasters and ensuing migration in ways that can actually make positive change for communities of color.

She serves on the boards of the US Climate Action Network and the Highlander Research and Education Center, advises the Kataly Foundation’s Environmental Justice Resourcing Collective, and chairs the Equity Advisory Group of the Louisiana Governor’s Climate Initiative Task Force.

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The spring 2022 season of the Town Hall Forum will be broadcast as a special week of programs on Minnesota Public Radio, April 25 – 29, each day at noon. You can listen at 91.1 FM in the Twin Cities or at MPRNew.org.