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Monthly Program: March 2022

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Birding Info:
The Mt. Diablo Audubon board will provide an overview of the chapter’s activities, projects, and programs.

Main Program:
SF Baykeeper and the State of the Bay
Sejal Choksi-Chugh

Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper, will discuss the state of the Bay and the major issues Baykeeper is tackling. San Francisco Baykeeper has defended the Bay since 1989 by patrolling on the water, investigating pollution, holding polluters accountable, and strengthening the laws that protect the Bay and the people of the Bay Area. For 30 years, Baykeeper’s lawyers, scientists, and advocates have taken on the biggest threats to San Francisco Bay — and won.

Courtesy of an Equal Justice Works legal fellowship in 2002, Sejal joined the Baykeeper team straight out of law school inspired to hold polluters and agencies accountable and to fight for healthy communities. Prior to being promoted to the executive director role in 2015, she served as an in-house attorney and program director, spearheading the charge to reduce toxic industrial runoff, mercury contamination, pesticides pollution, and sewage and oil spills around the Bay and its watershed. Sejal grew up in Atlanta and attended Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. She holds a J.D. with a specialization in Environmental Law from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to her day job, Sejal fills a permanent founders’ seat on the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Waterkeeper Council where she is a leader on the global Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, and she’s a Board member of Sustainable Lafayette where she volunteers locally to help residents take action to protect the planet. Sejal co-founded the Bay Area chapter of Environmental Professionals of Color in 2020 to help increase equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Bay Area’s environmental community.

Sejal Choksi-Chugh, photo by Hudson Henry

 

Details

Date:
March 3
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom
CA United States

Organizer

Ariana Rickard
Phone:
3477540143
Email:
arianajrickard@gmail.com