WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Wildlife Federation has created the Dana Alston Environmental Justice Fellowship Program to support the next generation of environmental justice leaders and to enhance the organization's growing partnerships and work in support of frontline and fenceline communities.
"The Dana Alston Environmental Justice Fellowship Program is an opportunity for emerging conservation leaders to work in partnership with frontline communities to address historic and enduring public health and environmental crises," said Dr. Adrienne Hollis, vice president of environmental justice, public health, and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation. "There is an immense amount of work ahead. We are honored to be able to not only do this work, but also to help cultivate the next generation of environmental justice leaders through the Dana Alston Environmental Justice Fellowship Program."
The Dana Alston Environmental Justice Fellowship Program is named after Alston, a foundational environmental justice leader and champion. She was instrumental in the development of the environmental justice movement and became both a leader and supporter. Alston assisted in the convening of the historic First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in 1991. This event, which brought together grassroots environmental justice activists from around the country and helped to establish a national agenda for the environmental justice movement serves as a pivotal moment in environmental justice history.
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