Past Event

Reimagining Climate Action across the Caribbean and Diaspora

September 18, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Forum at Columbia University, 601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027

Join us in an extraordinary gathering during Climate Week NY 2023 as we present the "Reimagining Climate Action across the Caribbean and Diaspora" panel session.

This event will serve as a platform for sharing diverse forms of knowledge and for raising fundamental questions about resilience and justice in the context of climate change and increasing social inequality.


At this event, you will gain insights from leaders shaping climate action and discourse; engage in thought-provoking discussions on resilience, justice, and environmental sustainability; be inspired by scholars, artists, and activists dedicated to creating a more just future for all; and connect with a dynamic community of practice committed to advancing social, environmental, and climate justice within Caribbean and diaspora-based communities.


  • 5:00 - 5:30 | Welcome and Opening Remarks from Co-Sponsors
  • 5:30 - 7:00 | Panel Discussion: 

The panel discussion will focus on envisioning a collective path forward that acknowledges historical injustices, advances climate justice, and nurtures meaningful and sustainable collaborations.

While the panel discussion is currently in formation, confirmed speakers include:

  1. Skyller Walkes, Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Antibias, Columbia Climate School (Moderator)
  2. Deborah Jack, St. Maarten/ Jersey City-based multi-disciplinary artist and poet 
  3. Ronelle King, 2023-24 Obama Foundation Scholar and Founder and Director, Life In Leggings: Caribbean Alliance Against Gender-Based Violence
  4. Dr. Lisa Figueroa-Jahn, Assistant Professor of American Studies , Barnard College, Columbia University
  • 7:00 - 7:15 | Closing Statement(s)
  • 7:15 - 8:00 | Networking reception (Light refreshments to be served)

Join us in this exciting journey to reimagine climate action across the Caribbean and diaspora.

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