Natural Resources Committee To Hear From African American Leaders On Cultural Heritage And Environmental Justice

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 http://bit.ly/2tkHd7C

What: Democratic Forum on African-American Cultural Heritage and Environmental Justice

Where: 1324 Longworth House Office Building

When: Thursday, February 14th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern time

Members of Congress: Rep. McEachin (D-Va.), Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), Rep. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) and other Democratic Members of Congress

Witness Panel:

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


Khalil Shahyd

Senior Project Manager, EEFA, Resilient Communities, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program

Natural Resources Defense Council


Press Contact

Media Contact: Adam Sarvana

(202) 225-6065 or (202) 578-6626 mobile