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Anita Houston Memorial Lecture with Environmentalist Vincent Brancato

February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

“Taking on Climate Change: The Climate Reality Project”

We are delighted to welcome Vincent Brancato as our guest speaker for the 11th annual Anita Houston Memorial Lecture. Brancato is a Climate Reality Project Leader, one of 14,000 worldwide, and Co-Chair of the Environmental Stewardship Committee of the New York Society for Ethical Culture where he has been a Trustee since 2012. Brancato has been active in environmental issues working with organizations such as the Food and Water Watch, United for Action, Sane Energy and Sierra Club, and has been involved with service clubs such as Rotary International and Lions International in various projects.  His career background focused on the industrial sector with the majority of his time spent in the steel industry primarily in the stainless steel sector.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the United Nations Committee of New Canaan.


For over 50 years, until her death in March, 2007, Anita Houston was so prominent an advocate for the United Nations and international cooperation among nations that she was designated by official Town Proclamation on her 90th birthday as “New Canaan’s Ambassador for World Affairs.” In tribute to Anita for her long service as chairperson and member of the UN Committee of New Canaan and head of her UN Study Group, friends and family started a fund for an annual lecture series on topics related to international affairs and the United Nations.

The United Nations Committee of New Canaan believes our country and the world are best served by a vital and credible UN, the continuing effectiveness and evolution of which are supported and led by the U.S. To that end, the Committee endeavors to broaden the community’s awareness of U.S. foreign policy and international relations, and calls attention to the need for U.S. leadership in the various peacekeeping and humanitarian activities of the UN.


February 11, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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