Queen Quet of Gullah/Geechee Nation Presents for Fordham Mosaic Environmental and Climate Justice Panel

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com)

Queen Quet Marquetta L Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and ‘The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition. Queen Quet has not only provided ‘histo-musical presentations’ through the world, but was also the first Gullah/Geechee person to speak on behalf of her people before the United Nations in Geneve, Switzerland. Queen Quet was one of the first of seven inductees in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Hall of Fame. She received the “Anointed Spirit Award” for her leadership and for being a visionary. Queen Quet’s full bio is located here. 

Monday, April 25, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Via Zoom (Link will be sent out in the confirmation email) 

Join us for a discussion on the impacts of environmental and climate change sponsored by the MOSAIC affinity chapter and the Office of Alumni Relations. The conversation will surround how these environmental issues disproportionately affect certain populations due to income, race, geography or economy. These effects can have severe outcomes ranging from interrupted telecommunications and transportation to devastating losses including shelter, food, energy and ultimately life. This conversation will bring together voices from the Fordham alumni and faculty as well local leaders and experts in the field. 

Marco A. Valera was appointed the Vice President of Administration at Fordham effective August 2019. He is responsible for a broad portfolio, overseeing capital projects, campus development, conference service, facilities management, governments relations and urban affairs, sustainability, public safety, real estate, and military and veterans’ services for all campuses of the University. Prior to his current role, he served as Vice President for Facilities Management. Mr. Valera is retired from the Navy with the rank of Commander. After his service in the Navy, Mr. Valera worked in the hotel industry, managing property operations and capital projects. Marco A. Valera’s full bio is located here 

Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chidubem
 is a Nigerian-born climate activist, as well as a writer and an oral surgeon. He is the Founder of Team 54, and organization working to combat climate change and promote sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. He also is a winner of the World Medical Association/Junior Doctor Network Champion Award for 2015, and is the first African doctor to be part of a delegation for the World Medical Association at COP 22 and 23. Dr. Chiubern is currently creating Team 54, a vast and rapidly-growing network of 207,000 members in 169 countries to date, all working in harmony to fight against the root causes of climate change, while at the same time bringing ecological, economic, gender, and racial justice to the forefront with determination and courage. Dr. Gbujie Daniel Chiubern full bio is located here. 

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Taylor Morton (They/Them) is the Director of Environmental Health and Education at WE ACT for Environmental Justice. They have been working with WE ACT since 2016, formerly as an intern, environmental health fellow, educational consultant, and environmental health and education manager. Among their responsibilities are leading education programs such as the Environmental Health & Justice Leadership Training and WE ACT’s Climate Education Policy initiatives as well as the organization’s NYCHA Healthy Homes program, which seeks to improve the health and future of public housing residents. Taylor also recognizes the importance of exposing BIPOC and low-income youth to natural elements, and actively supports this mission. Taylor Morton’s full bio is located here. 

Prof. John Davenport studied Philosophy at Yale University and completed his Ph.D in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame in 1998. Since then, he has taught in undergraduate and graduate programs at Fordham University in New York City, where he served as Associate Char of Philosophy and Associate Director of Environmental Studies. He has also served in various offices for the Kierkegaard Society USA – most recently as Society President (2010 – 2011) John Published and taught widely on topics in free will and responsibility, existential conceptions of practical identity, virtue ethics, motivation and autonomy, theories of justice, and philosophy of religion ( including divine attributes, mythology and fantasy literature).  John Davenports full bio is here. 

Sameer Ranade’s recent professional work has centered around policy and community organizing at Front & Centered, a coalition focused on advancing racially and economically just solutions to pollution and climate change and Washington State. Prior to that, Mr. Ranade was a Climate and Clean Energy Campaign Associate at the Washington Environmental Council and has held positions within the federal government, including staff assistant for U.S. Senator Patty Murray President of Tenants Union of Washington and as an Environmental. Sameer Ranades full bio here. 

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Marion Bell is a Fordham College at Lincoln Center graduate class of ’92. She is a main coordinator for this panel discussion and a co-founder of the MOSAIC affinity chapter. 

Register here: https://forever.fordham.edu/s/1362/18/interior.aspx?sid=1362&gid=1&pgid=10579&content_id=11359

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