Jacqui Patterson

Founder and Executive Director, The Chisholm Legacy Project

Jacqueline Patterson is the founder and executive director of The Chisholm Legacy Project, a resource hub for Black frontline climate justice leadership. Previously, she was senior director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007, she has served as coordinator and co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate, and activist working on women‘s rights, HIV and AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. She also served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica. Jacqui holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She currently serves on the International Committee of the US Social Forum, and the Steering Committee for Interfaith Moral Action on Climate.