Donna Chavis

Donna Chavis has over 40 years of service in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors on the local, state, and national level and currently serves as Senior Fossil Fuels Campaigner with Friends of the Earth U.S. She is a recognized leader in social and environmental justice change and practice.

Donna was a member of the Planning Committee of the First National People of Color Leadership Summit in 1991 which developed the Principles of Environmental Justice. She remains committed to those principles and has specifically integrated them in her work over the past 4 years in opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

When she is not working for environmental and social justice Donna enjoys music, poetry, and time outside with her friends and family. She is a member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina and resides in the ancestral home of Pembroke, NC.

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