Building Power in the Public Sector: DEI and Anti-Racism at Environmental Jobs in Government

The front of the U.S. Capitol building, shot from the street from a mid-range distance; a bright blue cloudless sky in the background.
  • Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Online Event

The Cen­ter co-host­ed a pan­el with Green 2.0 and the New York City Bar to hear from pro­fes­sion­als, includ­ing Dis­trict of Columbi­a’s Attor­ney Gen­er­al Karl Racine, work­ing on diver­si­ty, equi­ty, and inclu­sion from with­in gov­ern­ment agen­cies that focus on envi­ron­men­tal law. The pan­el addressed what bureaus and agen­cies are doing to sup­port diver­si­ty and inclu­sion and the path for­ward for the gov­ern­men­tal and pub­lic sec­tor in advanc­ing equi­ty. The event fol­lowed up on a three-part series held ear­li­er in 2021, where pan­elists dis­cussed their relat­ed efforts in the NGO and law firm sec­tors. The record­ing from the pri­or event is avail­able here. The series over­all was recent­ly award­ed the 2021 ABA Sec­tion of Envi­ron­ment, Ener­gy, and Resources award. A high­lights clip of the webi­nar is avail­able below. If you are a mem­ber of the NYC Bar Asso­ci­a­tion, you can log in to view the full record­ing here.



Andres Jimenez

Andres Jimenez

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, Green 2.0

Open­ing Remarks

AG Karl Racine

AG Karl Racine

Wash­ing­ton, D.C. Attor­ney General

Pan­el Discussion

Tri­cia Jefferson

Act­ing Deputy Asso­ciate Gen­er­al Coun­sel, Office of Gen­er­al Coun­sel, Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency

Christophe Courchesne

Christophe Courch­esne

Deputy Chief, Ener­gy and Envi­ron­ment Bureau, Mass­a­chu­setts Office of the Attor­ney General

Sandra Jefferson Grannum

San­dra Jef­fer­son Grannum

Chief Diver­si­ty & Inclu­sion Offi­cer, New York State Office of the Attor­ney General

Anto­nia Pereira

Senior Coun­sel, Envi­ron­men­tal Law Divi­sion, New York City Law Department


Lisa Garcia

Lisa Gar­cia

Direc­tor of Fix, the Cli­mate Solu­tions Lab at Grist