The 21th Annual Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Nonviolence Centre for Peace Studies and Global Peace and Social Justice Program present Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali and his talk “Climate Justice.”
A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali wears many hats. He is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and also the Founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies. Before joining the NWF Mustafa was the Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change. As HHC Senior Vice President, he led the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of the Hip Hop Caucus’ portfolio on Climate, Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization.
Mustafa uses a holistic approach to revitalizing vulnerable communities helping them to move from Surviving to Thriving. Prior to joining the Hip Hop Caucus, Mustafa worked 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He began working on Social Justice issues at the age of 16 and joined the EPA as a student, becoming a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ). Mustafa currently serves a board member on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientist, TREE, Rodenberry Foundation and Climate Hawks Vote. He is also co-host of the live radio show and podcast, Think 100% “The Coolest Show On Climate Change.”
- Canada and the World
- Environment and Sustainability
- Global Peace & Social Justice