Catherine Coleman Flowers // Director, environmental justice & civic engagements, center for earth ethics
Catherine Coleman Flowers is the the Director of Environmental Justice & Civic Engagement of the Center for Earth Ethics, which seeks to address the causes of poverty by innovating sustainable solutions. Recently, Catherine made waves in Alabama when she brought to light the abuse of sewage disposal and displacement in regions of the Black Belt. Catherine is an internationally-recognized advocate for the human right to water and sanitation and works to make the UN Sustainable Development Agenda accountable to frontline communities.
Adelina Nicholls // Executive Director, Glahr
Adelina Nicholls helped establish the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) in 2001 with Theodoro Maus, former Mexican Consul General in Atlanta. GLAHR developed out of the Coordinating Council of Latino Community Members, an organization that supported the right of undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Today, GLAHR has become the largest Latino grassroots organization in Georgia as a result of its efforts to organize Latinos to defend and campaign for their rights and human dignity.