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John Jay Community Participates in People’s Climate March

Members of the John Jay community joined hundreds of thousands of others on Sunday, Sept. 21, for the People’s Climate March in New York City, seeking to draw attention to the pressing need for a political road map to stem the advance of global climate change. Hoping to influence the upcoming Climate Summit at the United Nations, the throngs of marchers from around the country and around the world – representing a diverse array of groups ranging from environmental nonprofits to labor unions to activist grandmothers – marched in peaceful solidarity.

The John Jay contingent, inspired by the new minor in Sustainability and Environmental Justice (SEJ), was organized by Associate Professor Alexander Schlutz, the SEJ program coordinator, and Adjunct Professor Nyasha Laing, along with Lindsey Kayman, the College’s Director of Environmental Health and Safety. The march roved through the streets of Midtown Manhattan and included street theater, drumming and a clear and consistent message to world leaders: Help the planet before it’s too late.

For more information about the new, interdisciplinary Sustainability and Environmental Justice program, visit, click here.