“Climate Justice: Women’s Leadership, Past, Present, and Future”
A Conversation with Dianne Dillon Ridgley, Environmental Activist

October 16, 2017
7 p.m.
Agnes Scott College
Cambell Hall
"I really believe, that as humans, we are hard wired to be in nature. Our buildings need to be beautiful and functional in ways that make us feel like we are in Nature, whether we are in the heart of Iowa or the Heart of Manhattan." - Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

Dianne Dillon-RidgleyAbout the Speaker

Ms. Dillon-Ridgley comes from a family with a legacy of civic and social activism, so in her own words, she “cut her political teeth early - challenging the barriers of race, gender, human rights, and economic disparity.” Dianne was an early leader in embracing sustainability in all its dimensions, both domestically and internationally. She has advised and served on more than 23 U.S. delegations at the U.N. and other international forums. By appointment of the White House she attended the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, followed by the 1997 U.N. General Assembly Special Session and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa, making her the only person to serve on all three U.S. delegations. Currently Ms. Dillon-Ridgley is Executive Director of the Women's Network for a Sustainable Future, and she also serves on the board of the National Wildlife Federation. She is the former four-term president of Population Connection, and she was the first female and person-of-color to chair the River Network board.

About the Show

weatherwise/otherwise: artists respond to climate change is made possible by the James T. and Ella Rather Kirk fund and the Nelle Chamlee Howard Fund. Co-sponsored by the Dalton Gallery, The Center for Sustainability and The Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion at Agnes Scott College. All programmed events are free and open to the public. On display through December 9, 2017. 

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