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Virtual Gala 2020: Equity and The Environment

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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.

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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!


Thank you to our sponsors

Alliance for the Great Lakes

Anglers of the Au Sable

Lisa and Jim Baker

Bank of Ann Arbor

Bell’s Brewery

Rosina Bierbaum*

Joanie Binkow

Sandra Bitonti Stewart and Doug Stewart

Janis Bobrin and Mike Allemang

Susan and Oliver Cameron

Cherry Republic

Columbia Asset Management*

Consumers Energy

Detroit Salt Company

DTE Energy

Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.

David and Wendy Falb

Bill and Kay Farr*

Jan Garfinkle and Michael O’Donnell

Edie Goldenberg*

Elizabeth Goodenough and James G. Leaf

Great Lakes Outreach Media

Paul and Wendy Greeney

Leah Gunn

Suneel Gupta and Leena Rao

Steve and Sheila Hamp

John Hunting

Mark and Linda Johnson

Riyaz Kanji and Nina Mendelson

League of Conservation Voters

National Wildlife Federation*

Bali Kumar

Lisa and Hannan Lis

Jenifer Martin and Mark Frederick

John and Kate McGarry

The McKinney Foundation

Kris Olsson

Bill Phillips and Marianne Udow-Phillips*

Denis Pierce

Lana and Henry Pollack

Evan Pratt

Brian Schwartz

James Shayman

Sierra Club

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

John Carver

Martha Darling and Gil Omenn

Steve and Judy Dobson

Paul and Anne Glendon

Eve and Robb Kerr

Denis Pierce

Tom Porter

Phil and Kate Roos

Bruce Wallace and Susie Cannell

Lisa Wozniak and Kenneth O. Simón


October 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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