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Jacqueline Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 she has served as coordinator and co-founder of Women of Color United. She has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate, and activist working on women’s rights, violence against women, HIV/AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. She was also a US Peace Corps Jamaica volunteer. Her publications include Jobs vs. Health: An Unnecessary Dilemma, Climate Change is a Civil Rights Issue, and Disasters, Climate Change Uproot Women of Color. Jacqui Patterson holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University

  • 2015