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Francia Márquez

This year's Goldman Environmental Prize winner Francia Márquez returns to UMass to discuss how the Black Women's Mobilization for the Care of Life and Ancestral Territories confronts environmental racism through the power of black maternal love. Reflecting on nearly two decades of human rights activism in defense of her community's ancestral lands, Ms. Marquez will speak on the needs to build practical, transnational solidarity networks to face the intersecting challenges of the 21st century.