The Center for Environment, Community, and Equity (CECE) is American University’s umbrella for cross-disciplinary work on ecology, equity, and community engagement. Building on the university’s long-standing strengths in social justice and environmental protection, CECE is forging new paths for addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
The Center is lead by Director Simon Nicholson; Associate Directors Garrett Graddy-Lovelace, Sauleh Siddiqui, and Kiho Kim; and Assistant Director Justine Williams. Also on the team are Program Coordinator Kyra Jones, Indigenous Sovereignties Lead Veronica Limeberry, and Communications Assistant Kashvi Chandok.
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AU faculty work and collaborate on a diversity of cross-cutting themes including the following: food, agriculture, and land justice; indigenous sovereignties; climate vulnerabilities and migration; and measuring climate action from the ground up.
On October 19th, we held our campus-wide launch event with keynote speaker Maxine Burkett (right) and panelists Malini Ranganathan, Garrett Graddy-Lovelace, Simon Nicholson, and Sauleh Siddiqui (from left). Speakers discussed the importance of adopting cross-discinplinary approaches and centering community voices when engaging in environmental work.