2019 Keynote Speakers

adrienne maree brown

adrienne maree brown is author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit.


Mustafa Santiago Ali

A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr.Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. Before joining the NWF Mustafa was the Senior Vice President for the

Hip Hop Caucus, a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.  As HHC Senior Vice President, he led the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of the Hip Hop Caucus’ portfolio on Climate, Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization.


Register now to join 350+ leaders of color in the environmental and outdoor movements on May 8-10, 2019 at the International House in Philadelphia, PA. Registration is now closed!

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A message to White folks on supporting PGM ONE

“That’s the work we white folks have to do; we have to be able to understand and process (rather than ignore) our feelings without creating undue burden on people of color.” 
— Ava Holliday, Co-Founder of The Avarna Group

Every year we get many inquiries about whether or not White folks can attend PGM ONE. PGM ONE is an affinity space for people of color/of the global majority, which means that it is not appropriate for people who identify as White to attend. Not being able to attend might make folks feel uncomfortable, and yet respecting this space is a huge way in which White folks can support racial equity work in the environmental movement. White people and people of color have work to do together, and work to do apart.

Our friend Ava Holliday—co-founder of the Avarna Group—takes on this topic in this message to White folks about how they can support PGM ONE.

For a list of specific ways to support the summit, please click here.

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