Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019
Parwana’s passion for environmental justice is motivated by her personal history. Growing up in underserved communities in the Bay Area and abroad, Parwana understands that when it comes to addressing environmental issues equitably and inclusively, we must acknowledge their race and class dimensions. Parwana graduated from Colby College with a B.A. in Environmental Policy in 2016. Upon graduation, Parwana was awarded a Watson Fellowship that allowed her to travel the world for a year studying midwifery models of care in historically marginalized communities. Currently, Parwana is the environmental equity policy fellow at The Greenlining Institute. Prior to Greenlining, Parwana served as an outreach fellow at Grid Alternative, where she worked directly with income- qualified families in targeted communities, helping them apply for no-cost solar programs. In her free time, Parwana enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, cooking, watching shows about cooking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.