Michigan League of Conservation Voters invites you to the Michigan LCV Virtual Gala: Equity & The Environment on October 14th from 6 – 7.30 pm. Traditionally held in the heart of the Motor City, COVID-19 has mandated a shift to Zoom, but this event remains focused on priority issues impacting Detroit.
Event tickets start at a $50 suggested donation. All ticket purchases and sponsorships will go to support Michigan LCV’s critical work to protect our drinking water, public health, and our democracy, and tackle the existential threat of our time: the climate crisis.
This has been an unprecedented year, from a global pandemic that is having disproportionate impacts on communities of color and brutal racial police violence to widespread water affordability and contamination issues increasing our susceptibility to COVID-19. Michigan LCV recognizes the importance of electing leaders who will prioritize water protections and affordability, environmental justice, and the impacts of climate change.
On October 14th, Michigan LCV will honor three champions for their outstanding leadership on climate and water justice, public health and equity, and addressing the impacts of structural racism:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer established the nation’s only Racial Disparities Task Force to address the disparate impact COVID-19 has had on communities of color, with Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist leading the charge. The Whitmer/Gilchrist Administration declared racism a public health crisis, put in place the most diverse leadership team in state history, and have been leading boldly on climate change and water protections.
Theresa Landrum, an incredible frontline leader, has spent decades working to address public health issues and racial disparities in Michigan’s most polluted zip code: 48217. For decades, Theresa has advocated for some of Detroit’s most impacted communities and is a leading voice for justice across Michigan.
Along with our honorees, Equity and the Environment will feature environmental champions, U.S. Senator Gary Peters, U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin, State Representative Tyrone Carter and a special performance by Detroit poet, Natasha Miller you don’t want to miss!
Alliance for the Great Lakes
Anglers of the Au Sable
Lisa and Jim Baker
Bank of Ann Arbor
Sandra Bitonti Stewart and Doug Stewart
Janis Bobrin and Mike Allemang
Susan and Oliver Cameron
Columbia Asset Management*
Detroit Salt Company
Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.
David and Wendy Falb
Bill and Kay Farr*
Jan Garfinkle and Michael O’Donnell
Elizabeth Goodenough and James G. Leaf
Great Lakes Outreach Media
Paul and Wendy Greeney
Suneel Gupta and Leena Rao
Steve and Sheila Hamp
Mark and Linda Johnson
Riyaz Kanji and Nina Mendelson
League of Conservation Voters
National Wildlife Federation*
Lisa and Hannan Lis
Jenifer Martin and Mark Frederick
John and Kate McGarry
The McKinney Foundation
Bill Phillips and Marianne Udow-Phillips*
Lana and Henry Pollack
Michael Staebler and Jennifer Poteat*
Denise Thal and David Scobey
Linh and Dug Song
Mike and Debbie Tirico
Stuart and Nancy Winston
Wolfpack- In Honor of Tim Wadhams
Charles and Linda Borgsdorf
Martha Darling and Gil Omenn
Steve and Judy Dobson
Paul and Anne Glendon
Eve and Robb Kerr
Phil and Kate Roos
Bruce Wallace and Susie Cannell
Lisa Wozniak and Kenneth O. Simón