Internationally Acclaimed Urban Revitalization Leader Majora Carter to Present at CSU September 9

“You don’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one,” Majora Carter has famously said. Carter is an internationally renowned urban revitalization leader, Peabody Award-winning radio broadcaster and MacArthur “genius” Fellow who will speak on campus at Colorado State University 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the Behavioral Science Building Auditorium Room 131.

Carter will present “Home(town) Security” — an inspiring presentation about leadership and urban revitalization. She is responsible for the development and implementation of numerous green initiatives, including in her home community of the South Bronx in New York, where she led the effort to “recapture” the Bronx River for the health and well-being of her neighborhood. Carter will speak about her commitment to her organization Sustainable South Bronx and the leadership it takes to mobilize a community around a common goal.

The event is presented by The Riordan Family Leadership in Environment and Natural Resources Program in the Warner College of Natural Resources at CSU. The event is free and open to the public and seating is first-come first-served and limited to 400.

Most permit lots on campus are open and free to non-permit holders after 4 p.m.; check posted signs at all lots to confirm. For more information, contact or (970) 491-1661.

About the Riordan Leadership Program

The Riordan Family Leadership in Environmental and Natural Resources Program is dedicated to fostering greater environmental leadership at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and around the world. An initiative of the Warner College of Natural Resources, the Riordan Leadership Program was founded in 2012 and was created to establish a lasting legacy of environmental leadership that enables future and current natural resource professionals to make an impact on environmental challenges facing their communities.

As part of the new program, 10 Warner College of Natural Resources students will be selected each year to participate in a leadership development cohort where they will gain valuable academic and hands-on experience. Students will apply leadership concepts learned in the classroom to a real-world project they create to address an environmental issue they are passionate about.