Agents of (Climate) Change: Local Leaders Tackling Environmental Racism

Agents of (Climate) Change: Local Leaders Tackling Environmental Racism.

This event in the Wesleyan Civic Engagement Webinar Series will feature leaders from local organizations working to confront environmental racism and strengthen local and statewide sustainability efforts. 


  • Shanay Fulton, Middletown Climate Action Team member.  CAT is a grassroots group pursuing a more powerful and influential voice in the fight against climate change.
  • Maren Westgard ’22, Sunrise Middletown Hub co-coordinator.  Sunrise is a national grassroots organization (co-founded by Evan Weber ’13!) with nationwide chapters focused on building a movement of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.
  • Cat Xi ’22, Sustainable Middletown coordinator.  Sustainable Middletown is a City initiative focused on taking actions that make Middletown thriving, resilient, collaborative, community- and equity-focused, and respectful of the environment.  
  • Cat Young, Middletown Complete Streets Committee member.  Complete Streets is a City committee that encourages safe, convenient, and equitable biking, walking and transit on Middletown streets for all users.



Hosted by Sustainability Director, Jennifer Kleindienst

Wednesday, September 16th, 1:30-2:45 pm
Free and open to the public

Zoom Link here:


The Wesleyan Civic Engagement Webinar Series is a collaboration between the Resource Center, Office of Sustainability, and the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships. The series is designed to:

  •  Introduce the Wesleyan community to some of the organizations we collaborate with.
  •  Explore ways to deepen our partnerships and new points of collaboration.
  •  Encourage community building among student leaders.