Rev. Mariama White-Hammond
Minister and Activist
Reverend Mariama White-Hammond is our Keynote Speaker for our opening celebration on Sunday, April 18. Rev. White-Hammond is a minister and community activist known for her work on environmental, racial, and economic justice issues. Her application of intersectional lens in her ecological work challenges folks to see the connections between immigration and climate change or the relationship between energy policy and economic justice.
Rev. White-Hammond is the founding pastor of New Roots AME Church in Dorchester. New Roots is a multi-racial, multi-class community that is innovating new ways of being a church She is a fellow with the Green Justice Coalition which brings together 8 social/environmental justice groups from around Massachusetts. She speaks throughout the country and was the MC for both the 2017 Boston Women’s March and Boston People’s Climate Mobilization. As the former director of Project HIP-HOP, she used the arts as a tool to raise awareness for social issues. Rev. White-Hammond has received numerous awards including the Barr Fellowship, the Celtics Heroes Among Us, The Roxbury Founders Day Award and the Boston NAACP Image award. She was selected as one of the Grist 50 Fixers for 2019 and Sojourners 11 Women Shaping the Church.