Solidarity on Tap is a simple gathering for socializing and social justice. The Ignatian Solidarity Network, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Jesuitical and local partners welcome all to Solidarity on Tap | Denver.
Food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be available for purchase. All are welcome (21 and over).
Around 7:30 pm, Andrea Gelfuso, Environmental Attorney at the Sierra Club will be speaking with a Q&A and conversation to follow.
Attorney Andrea Gelfuso has practiced environmental and natural resources law for over 20 years and shares her passion for effective advocacy by teaching Sustainability, Environmental Law, and Natural Resources Law at the undergraduate, Masters, and Masters of Jurisprudence levels.
Andrea represented the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for 17 years, litigated cases involving energy development on public land, and never lost a public land’s case. She also advised DOI agencies on a range of issues including endangered species, hazardous waste, and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act.
After a year of traveling in Europe, Andrea specialized in air quality regulation for the State of Colorado Attorney General’s Office, where she negotiated an enforcement action against one of the largest molybdenum mines in the world and rewrote procedural rules for the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission to advance public participation in air quality rulemaking.
More recently, Andrea served as the Public Lands Attorney for a wildlife law firm, advocating for humane management of wild horses on Federal lands.
In addition, Andrea has written extensively on environmental issues and has been published in The Denver Post, The New Yorker, High County News, and on HuffingtonPost.com. But Andrea’s greatest satisfaction comes from teaching environmental activists how to effectively advocate on behalf of communities and the environment.