Convocations Calendar

May 21

Convocation with Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Climate policy expert Ayana Elizabeth Johnson highlights the diverse voices of women leading on climate in America.

Friday, May 21st, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast on climate solutions titled How to Save a Planet.  She also co-edited the climate anthology All We Can Save, a collection of essays from women climate activists.  Many of today’s most compelling climate leaders, across generations, are women—especially Black, Indigenous, and other women of color. Despite burdens, systemic barriers, and burnout, women are already leading boldly and effectively and throwing open doors to welcome people into climate work. A powerful, transformational climate-feminist ecosystem is emerging. 

Johnson is a former adjunct professor at New York University in the Department of Environmental Studies and previously worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  She was a national co-director of partnerships for the inaugural March for Science in 2017.  She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Scientific American.  She is on the 2021 Time Next List and was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate.  The title of her presentation is "Building Community Around Solutions To Our Climate Crisis".

This convocation—part of Carleton's End of Steam Celebration —is made possible by the generous support of the Distinguished Women Visitors Fund, Ethical Inquiry at Carleton (EthIC), and the Sustainability Office at Carleton College.

Sponsored by Carleton Convocations. Contact: Kerry Raadt