On Tuesday, May 7th The Lens and Hip Hop Caucus will present an Environmental Justice Media Roundtable focussing on Louisiana Climate Change. 

The event, Environmental Forum: Sharing Our Stories, will feature local media outlets and community activists. Each panelist will share an environmental story that is important to their community and how they did this story. La’Shance Perry, The Lens’ photojournalist, will explain the importance of photojournalism in environmental reporting and how to do it well. The Lens’ Deputy Editor, Marta Jewson, will outline the role of public records as they relate to past Lens environmental stories.  The roundtable will be moderated by Hip Hop Caucus’ senior director of storytelling and communications, Brittany Bell Surratt.

Panelists and Community Activists include:
Floodlight, Pam Radtke
Healthy Gulf, Breon Robinson
Hip Hop Caucus, Brittany Bell Surratt, Senior Director of Storytelling and Communications and event moderator
Louisiana Illuminator, Wes Muller
The Descendants Project, Jo Banner, Co-Founder and Co-Director and Joy Banner, Co-Founder and Co-Director
The Lens, Marta Jewson, Deputy Editor and Staff Writer, Karen Gadbois, Founder and Director and La’Shance Perry, Photojournalist
Verite News, Drew Costley, Assistant Managing Editor
WWNO, Halle Parker

Each has a voice in our community and plays an important role in ensuring our citizens have the information they need to advocate for change. We invite you to join us and learn from each panelist how their reporting is critical for the communities we serve.



Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: 6 to 8 p.m. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

Location: Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation, 4025 Washington Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70125

Questions? Email Anne at amueller@thelensnola.org

PARKING: Street parking and limited parking in the lot behind Propeller.

Free and open to the public.