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Mothers Know Best: Practical Advice for Climate Action
Listen to your mother! The age-old saying can be true for advice on balancing work and home life, getting over a cold, on losing a loved one, and increasingly on how to act on climate. We'll be joined by moms in the climate movement to give us perspective on taking action on climate change as a family value and as a health imperative.

Join us for this Climate for Health episode of ecoAmerica's webcast series, Let's Talk Climate, on May 20 from 2 - 3 pm ET.

Guest speakers will include:
Veronica Butcher, Executive Director, Mothers & Others for Clean Air
LaTisha Harris, Community Organizer, Mothers Out Front
Tracey Holloway, Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor, University of Wisconsin—Madison

This episode will be moderated by Rebecca Rehr, Director of Climate for Health at ecoAmerica.

May 20, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Tracey Holloway
Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor, University of Wisconsin—Madison
Tracey Holloway is the 2017-2021 Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, jointly appointed in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences. Dr. Holloway leads a research program in air quality and teaches undergraduate and graduate classes. She directs the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, a national effort to connect NASA data with air quality and public health. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin--Madison, Dr. Holloway majored in Applied Mathematics at Brown University, and earned her Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University. Science engagement is a major theme of Holloway's work. She co-founded and served as the first President of the Earth Science Women’s Network, with a mission of supporting the scientists of today and welcoming a diverse community of scientists for tomorrow. Tracey is also mom to two boys.
LaTisha Harris
Community Organizer, Mothers Out Front
Being a Southwest Fresno Native, LaTisha Harris has seen the good, the bad and ugly while actively working to improve the Central Valley. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, with an emphasis in Child Welfare from California State University, Fresno; LaTisha has served at various community-based organizations throughout California- empowering and advocating for those impacted by their disadvantaged communities, undertaking issues. From policy reform addressing health disparities to fair wages and benefits; to organizing campaigns to fight for Environmental Justice, in communities of color that are oftentimes adversely impacted the most. Having 2 children impacted by asthma, LaTisha has seen first-hand, the disparities that communities of color face; but she refuses to give up the fight and will continue to be the voice for those that are often forgotten about. She currently serves as a Climate Justice Organizer-representing the hardest-hit communities on the front lines.
Veronica Butcher
Executive Director, Mothers & Others For Clean Air
Veronica Butcher is Executive Director of Mothers & Others For Clean Air and mom to 8 year old William. For over 21 years she has worked with nonprofits to protect children's health, end sexual assault, protect the environment, achieve equality for women, and promote clean renewable energy. She is a three-time political appointee most recently serving as the Governor's appointee as Chair of the North Carolina Youth Advisory Council which advises and supports the work of the NC State Youth Council. Veronica served as Policy Advisor on Energy & Environment to former Governor Bev Perdue, the first woman Governor of North Carolina. Previously she worked for the NC Conservation Network as a Climate & Energy Campaign Coordinator building support for federal policies addressing climate change. She is the former president of NC Women United, a non-partisan group advancing progressive policies to ensure equality for women. Veronica & her son live in Raleigh, NC and love spending time outdoors.