Join us for the GL-UNA Human Rights Day Program

The Essential Intersection: The U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, SDGs and Environmental Justice

Presenters: Marie Adele Grosso, Terry Link, and Jeremy Orr

This virtual event will offer presentations about the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the ways the Declaration is connected to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, we will explore how the SDGs about Environmental Justice are related to our understanding of Human Rights. 

Marie Adele Grosso

Marie Adele Grosso is an East Lansing high school student who is passionate about furthering peace and justice locally and in the world. In high school, she is in Amnesty Club, Student Council, in groups specifically addressing LGBTQ+ rights, racial justice and student mental health and in Model United Nations (MUN).
When COVID-19 ended MUN in-person meetings, Marie Adele and other students from the U.S. and other countries created Shelter-at-Home Model U.N. (SHMUN) to provide global, teen-led Model UN virtual conferences twice a month. Marie Adele is the Director General of SHMUN.

Terry Link

Co-chair Peace Education Center in East Lansing and is a senior fellow at the U.S. Partnership for
Education for Sustainable Development. Served formerly as director of Greater Lansing Food Bank
and currently consults on issues of sustainability. A longtime advocate dedicated to peace and justice,
Terry also works diligently to bring awareness to the critical issues of climate change. He has traveled
extensively internationally and is well-versed in issues of importance to the United Nations.

Jeremy Orr

Jeremy Orr focuses on drinking water and source water protection issues, working to ensure that everyone has access to safe, sufficient, and affordable drinking water. With a background in grassroots community organizing and public interest law, Orr most recently served as the national state program director for the Peoples Climate Movement and as an environmental justice coordinator for the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic. Orr holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and law degree from Michigan State University.

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East Lansing, MI 48826

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