Photos: Leading Women Defined's 2011 Dorothy Height Luncheon
During her speech, Lisa Jackson honored the civil rights icon and discussed the importance of African Americans being environmentally aware. “Dr. Height showed us that this is a place where we as African American women have an opportunity – and a responsibility – to lead. We can lead by demonstrating the importance of environmental issues in our own lives, and showing how they touch our health and our prosperity,” she said.