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6th Annual Gros Memorial Event

Gros Institute

About the Keynote

Leah Thomas

Leah Thomas is a celebrated environmentalist and author of “The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet.” Coining the term ‘eco-communicator’ to describe her style of environmental activism, Leah uses her passion for writing and creativity to explore and advocate for the critical yet often overlooked relationship between social justice and environmentalism. With this intersection in mind, Leah founded and launched the non-profit Intersectional Environmentalist, a platform and resource hub that aims to advocate for environmental justice, provide educational resources surrounding intersectional environmentalism, and promote inclusivity and accessibility within environmental education and movements.

Leah’s debut book “The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet.” Published in March 2022, the book serves as an introduction to the intersection between environmentalism, racism, and privilege, and as an acknowledgment of the fundamental truth that we cannot save the planet without protecting all of its people. We encourage you to bring her book or purchase one at the event for the Signing/Reception.

https://leahthomas.com
https://intersectionalenvironmentalist.com


Date & Time

Thursday, October 19, 2023

6:30pm
Native American flute music -- William Buchholtz Allison
7pm
Earth Blessing and Land Acknowledgement -- Chief Joseph Standing Bear
7:15pm
Keynote presentation – Leah Thomas (livestreamed too)
8:30pm
Book signing/reception

Location

Lewis University
Convocation Hall
101 Airport Road, Romeoville, IL

Cost

Lewis Faculty/Staff and Students: $0

Public:

  • In-Person: $15 (+transaction fees)
  • Virtual: $10 (+transaction fees)



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