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POSTPONED-Peter M. Wege Lecture & Earth Day 2020: Rise Up For the Environment

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Peter M. Wege Lecture & Earth Day 2020: Rise Up for the Environment double-event is part of the university & community-wide commemoration of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary—when U-M and Ann Arbor held the nation’s first “Environmental Teach-In” in 1970.

The annual Wege event brings environmentalist Philippe Cousteau, Jr. to the Hill Auditorium stage. Inspired by his grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is a multi-Emmy-Nominated TV host, producer, author, and social entrepreneur. His conservation efforts, focused on solving global social and environmental problems, led him to found EarthEcho International—an organization dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable planet.

Rise Up for the Environment Rally: Musical performances and dynamic sustainability and environmental justice leaders will inspire audiences to “Rise Up for the Environment” and take action on the greatest challenges of our time.

Earth Day 2020 Rise Up Speaker & Performer Highlights

Naomi Klein

New York Times best-selling author and journalist; filmmaker and activist

Mustafa Santiago Ali

National Wildlife Federation’s Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization; founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice

Abdul El-Sayed

Physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and progressive activist; Chair at Southpaw Michigan

Mari Copeny: “Little Miss Flint”

Youth activist best known for raising awareness about Flint’s ongoing water crisis and fundraising to support underprivileged children in her community and across the country

Andy Levin

U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 9th District

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Earth Guardians Youth Director

Bryan Newland

President of the Bay Mill Indian Community Executive Council

David Pitawanakwat

Indigenious Community Activist, JD Candidate

Heather McTeer Toney

First African-American, first female and youngest mayor of Greenville, MS; National Director, Moms Clean Air Force

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