Coastal Climate Justice with the Foundation for Louisiana's Liz Williams Russell
Foundation for Louisiana's climate response program.
On this episode, Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham talk to Liz Williams Russell, who directs the investments and activities of the Climate Justice Portfolio at the Foundation for Louisiana. The program works to build people power, advance just policies, and cultivate new narratives in support of economic opportunity, environmental justice, and equitable development throughout Louisiana. Existing in the tension between the world as it is and the world as it could be, she has the job to both dream and implement. As a New Orleans native with deep roots in Louisiana, Liz is no stranger to disaster. She interrogates the ways that land use, planning, and development solidify inequities, allowing tremendous variations in investment, social services, real estate valuation, criminalization, and access. She is committed to rooting out injustice and bringing about a more healthy, just, and vibrant Louisiana.