The Chisholm Legacy Project Founder & Executive Director Recognized for Global Influence in Climate

Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of The Chisholm Legacy Project has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Climate for 2022/23 by As the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference begins, this list was created to shine a light on the people driving real impact in climate.

“It is an honor to be named, particularly when there are thousands on the frontlines pressing daily for the human right to live and to thrive. People so deserving too of such honorable mention. These are the people The Chisholm Legacy Project is missioned and in full-service to and we are humbled and honored to do it.”

Jacqui Patterson, Founder & Executive Director The Chisholm Legacy Project

Since 2007, Patterson has dedicated her career to intersectional approaches to systems change. Her passion for social justice led her to serve as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United; Senior Women’s Rights Policy Analyst for ActionAid; Assistant Vice-President of HIV/AIDS Programs for IMA World Health, Outreach Project Associate for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Research Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University, and U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica.

About The Chisholm Legacy Project

The mission of the Chisholm Legacy Project is rooted in a Just Transition Framework. The project serves as a vehicle to connect Black communities on the frontlines of climate justice with resources to traverse the path from vision to strategy to action plan to implementation to transformation. In support of frontline leadership, the project seeks to link movements and mainstream entities with the tools necessary to advance systems change centered in equity and justice. With Black women on the frontlines of advancing systems change, this project ensures that these leaders have the support they need as they transform society from extractivism to a living economy that cares for sacred relationships between people and with Mother Earth, through regenerative, cooperative, democratic systems.

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