Kim Gaddy, Moving Forward Network advisory board member, had a great interview with Melissa Harris-Perry yesterday. Kim is the New Jersey Environmental Federation’s Environmental Justice (NJEF) Organizer, and has been fighting for environmental justice for many years.
Kim develops and implements Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund’s grassroots environmental justice campaigns and coalition building efforts. She is the Chair, Newark Environmental commission and former Chair of the Essex County Environmental Commission. Also, she is a member of NJDEP’s Environmental Justice Advisory Council, founding member of the NJ Environmental Justice Alliance and New Jersey President of the International Black Women’s Congress. Previously, she worked in Municipal government in Newark for 12 years and served as the first female Chief of Staff for the Newark Municipal Council. Kim is a 2000 Neighborhood Leadership Fellow and former elected school board member for the Newark Public schools. Kim is a 2007 recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Environmental Community award for her fight for Environmental Justice in urban communities. She is a graduate of Rutgers University, member of the First Baptist Church of Nutley and proud mother of Sonny Jr., Frankie Mo’Nay, and Julian (Source: NJEF)