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Generation Green is hosting a panel discussion with key players of each framework/movement-- Environmental Justice, Intersectional Environmentalism, and Environmental Liberation. The panel will delve into the various differences and similarities of each framework or movement, as well as identify each of their origins, history, and vision for the future. We would like the audience to understand how each area of work is distinctive in its own right and have a sense of clarity of the movements' history and opportunities for collaboration once the panel ends.


  • Destiny Hodges (Founder and Ex. Director of Generation Green)

    Destiny Hodges

    Founder and Ex. Director of Generation Green

    Destiny Hodges is an environmental liberation organizer and aspiring filmmaker from Birmingham, Alabama. She is the founder and co-executive director of Generation Green, home to the architects of the environmental liberation ideological framework and movement. Her work is rooted in the belief that climate justice and environmental justice are key components of Black liberation, along with building community and solidarity across the Afrikan diaspora to build collective power needed for systems change. As a student of Black liberation movements with a love for narrative organizing, Destiny is embarking on a journey of documentary-filmmaking as she organizes throughout the Afrikan diaspora. While organizing on Howard University’s campus, Destiny and two other students founded the Howard University Student Sustainability Committee as a coalition/network of students and student organizations dedicated to sustainability and environmental justice on campus, holding the administration accountable, and serving the surrounding DMV community. She is also the assistant producer and marketing coordinator for the climate and culture focused podcast The Coolest Show presented by Hip Hop Caucus.

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  • Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright (Director of Environmental Justice at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest)

    Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright

    Director of Environmental Justice at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

    Anthony Karefa Rogers-Wright serves as NYLPI’s Director of Environmental Justice. In this capacity, he guides and coordinates the organization’s EJ strategy, litigation, organizing and advocacy initiatives. Prior to joining NYLPI, Anthony was the Policy Coordinator and Green New Deal Policy Lead with the Climate Justice Alliance, where he assisted with developing and promulgating local, State, and federal organizing and policy strategy for the alliance’s 74 grassroots, frontline-led organizations across the country. A veteran of social justice campaigns, Anthony helped lead the effort to make the former Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative the first health insurance provider in the state’s history to remove transgender exclusions from all of their policies in 2012. He has acted as a policy advisor for numerous candidates for elected office including Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign in 2020, and Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaigns in 2020 and 2016 when he represented the campaign during testimony to the DNC Platform Committee.

    Anthony was selected as one of the Grist.org “50 Environmentalists You’ll Be Talking About” in 2016. He’s written numerous articles discussing the axiomatic nexus of the climate crisis and racial injustice and has spoken on the subject at universities throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Anthony serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Earth, Backbone Campaign, and Center for Sustainable Economy, as well as the Advisory Committee for Evergreen Action, and is blessed to be the father of his energetic and very loquacious 6-year-old son, Zahir Cielo (aka “Bean”). He received his B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy, and his master’s degree in Community Development, Environmental Science, and Public Policy from Clark University in Worcester, MA.

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  • Leah Thomas (Founder of Intersectional Environmentalist)

    Leah Thomas

    Founder of Intersectional Environmentalist

    Leah Thomas is a celebrated environmentalist based in Santa Barbara, CA. Coining the term ‘eco-communicator’ to describe her style of environmental activism, Leah uses her passion for writing and creativity to explore and advocate for the critical yet often overlooked relationship between social justice and environmentalism. With this intersection in mind, Leah founded and launched Intersectional Environmentalist in 2020, a resource hub and platform that aims to advocate for environmental justice, provide educational resources surrounding intersectional environmentalism, and promote inclusivity and accessibility within environmental education and movements.
    Leah, who is also the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah, uses her multiple years of eco-focused educational and work experience to inform her ever-expanding list of projects, as well as her audience of more than 350k followers. A graduate of Chapman University with a B.S. in Environmental Science & Policy and a cluster in Comparative World Religions, Leah has interned twice with the National Park Service and has worked at leading green companies, including eco-friendly soap company Ecos and most recently, Patagonia. A fundamental optimist and opportunity-maker, Leah used her time after being furloughed during the pandemic to create Intersectional Environmentalist.
    Leah’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Vogue, Elle, The Good Trade, and Youth to the People, and she has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine, Domino, GOOP, and numerous podcasts.

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