The City's Office of Equity and Human Rights and the Climate Action and Outreach Division will host “Accelerating Black Leadership in Sustainability”, a virtual discussion with Arthur Burton and Kamel Elgiseer, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023.  

The two presenters will discuss Black entrepreneurship as it relates to climate action. Everyone is welcome to attend. Those interested can register via Zoom. 

Arthur Burton leads AMB Renewable Energy, which he founded to develop charging stations, solar panels, and other clean energy projects in and around Chicago. As part of the company’s commitment to youth job training, he has created opportunities in clean energy and green job training for members of disinvested communities.

Burton will be joined by Iowa City resident Kamel Elgiseer, of GCF Renewable Energy. From Sudan, Elgiseer was also the vice president of the Center for Workers Justice board in 2020 and part of CWJ Social Enterprise Café. Elgiseer's career in solar energy spans both the US and Sudan. 

Date of publication

Friday, January 20, 2023