James Logan is a mission-driven advocate with over fifteen years of experience in planning, creating and maintaining social justice entities. He currently serves as a Program Officer at the Greater New Orleans Foundation with a focus on environment, workforce and racial equity. He has previously served as a consultant, worked in city government, led a youth development nonprofit and worked as a community development attorney. James is the Immediate Past President of the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, and serves on the board of multiple nonprofits. He is a graduate of Loyola College Maryland and Fordham Law School.
Presentations from Facing Race 2022
Funders and Frontline Leaders in New Orleans Partnering to Support Community-led Equitable Climate Solutions
This interactive session will share how frontline leaders are partnering with funders and local government practitioners to advance equitable community-led climate solutions for New Orleans. With funds from Partners for Places and the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Climate Action Equity Advisory Group, convened by the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, assessed racial inequities in energy, waste management, transportation, employment, and entrepreneurship that greatly disadvantage Black residents and Black neighborhoods and co-created recommended actions to equitably address climate change and meet the City’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals. Speakers will share key recommendations from "Taking Steps Together on Equity & Climate Change: A Report By and For New Orleanians" and show how community leaders are now working together to implement one or more of the recommended actions.
This interactive session will highlight the knowledge gained and challenges faced by participants in engaging in this cross-sectional work, while also engaging attendees to share their experiences with community-led work and potential solutions to challenges faced.Speakers: James Logan, Dawn Hebert, Pat Smith