Jacqueline Patterson: Environmental Justice is Racial Justice is Gender Justice

March 26, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Jacqueline Patterson is Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. She is also co-founder and coordinator of Women of Color United. Jacqui has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson served as a Senior Women’s Rights Policy Analyst for ActionAid where she integrated a women’s rights lens for the issues of food rights, macroeconomics, and climate change as well as the intersection of violence against women and HIV&AIDS. Previously, she served as Assistant Vice-President of HIV/AIDS Programs for IMA World Health providing management and technical assistance to medical facilities and programs in 23 countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Patterson served as the Outreach Project Associate for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Research Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University. She also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica, West Indies.


Co-Sponsors: University of Pittsburgh Human Rights Initiative, Africana Studies Department, Center for Health Equity, Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, & Department of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance, Urbankind Institute

Location and Address

Monday March 26th 6:00-8:00PM

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh Campus,

Schenley Drive (across from Carnegie Public Library Main Branch)

Reception following the talk