Rothko Chapel presents Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture: Elizabeth Yeampierre
Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader, will deliver the 2018 Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights. Her lecture is titled “Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here.” Yeampierre will share how vulnerable communities are both experiencing and responding to the unequal burden they bear of climate change.
Yeampierre is the executive director of UPROSE and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance. The lecture is jointly sponsored by the Rothko Chapel and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas.