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September 13, 2016

HACU president speaks at the American Climate Leadership Summit

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' (HACU) President and CEO Antonio R. Flores was a panel speaker at the American Climate Leadership Summit, Sept. 14 at The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The Summit brought together over 250 CEO-level organizational leaders and thinkers from America's health, faith, business, higher education and community sectors. Flores spoke on the panel "Broadening the Base – Making Climate an Inclusive Public Interest," which addressed opportunities to broaden and diversify who leads on climate, as well as how and what needs to be done to transform climate into an inclusive public interest beyond the existing environmental movement.

The panel was moderated by Lisa Renstrom, chair of Interfaith Power & Light. Flores was joined on the panel by Jackie Biskupski, mayor of Salt Lake City; Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, director of  the Social Action Commission, The African Methodist Episcopal Church; Kathy Gerwig, vice-president of Employee Safety, Health and Wellness and Environmental Stewardship Officer, Kaiser Permanente; and Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center.