Our speaker August M. Ball, the CEO of Cream City Conservation, will ground our time together in critical components and shared language regarding causes of environmental racism, sustained inequitable power structures and what is required to advance environmental justice.
Environmental Justice in an Era of Allyship
Tuesday, July 14
Networking 8:00—8:30 & 9:30—10:00
Online Webinar, access link available upon registration.
August M. Ball is the founder and CEO of Cream City Conservation. Her two-prong social enterprise helps organizations attract diverse candidate pools and institute strategies that draw and retain top talent, making their workforce stronger and smarter and their programs more sustainable and relevant. Simultaneously, Cream City Conservation Corps cultivates the next generation of land stewards by introducing and training traditionally underrepresented teens and young adults in ecological careers.
August currently serves on both the Milwaukee County and Wisconsin State Climate Action Taskforces at the appointment of Milwaukee Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and Governor Tony Evers respectively.
With over 14 years of youth program management experience and 9 years of supporting local and national organizations, such as the Student Conservation Association, Urban Ecology Centers, US Forest Service, Americorps, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Alliance for Climate Education and Milwaukee County Parks develop environmental programs that are culturally relevant and inclusive; August has connected thousands of youth and young adults to hands-on service to public lands, outdoor recreation and first time employment experiences.
August received her formal education from UW-Parkside and UW-Milwaukee, having studied Sociology, Community Education and Non-Profit Management. She has also continued her education informally via organizations such as Center for Diversity in the Environment, Marquette University’s Boost Program and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
A native of Southeastern Wisconsin but citizen of the world, having lived in Southeast Asia for over a decade, August speaks three languages (Visayan, Tagalog and English) and enjoys traveling the globe, learning from other social innovators who are solving today’s critical problems with a triple bottom line approach.
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