Remembering Cecil Corbin-Mark

October 22, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we convey that Cecil Corbin-Mark, the Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice passed away on October 15, 2020.

  When we reached out to Cecil to ask him to speak at GHNYC’s June forum on “Sustainability in the 2020 Election Cycle,” in May, 2020, his emailed answer was, “YES, without hesitation!”   That was Cecil in a nutshell. Always giving and always there for you. Cecil was young, charming and whip smart. He had the gift of gab, but the content was always substantive, informative and important to take in and really think about. You can listen to his segment of our June, 2020 forum here and read a statement from the NYS Department of Energy Conservation here.   WE ACT for Environmental Justice asks us to: “Celebrate the individual, and his body of work. The bills passed, and the people mentored. Remember his laughter, and his smile. And then follow in his footsteps, fearlessly fighting to protect and uplift the health and well-being of frontline communities. Honor his memory by continuing to battle environmental racism and champion health and justice for all.”   Cecil was a gentle soul but he was a lion in the field of environmental justice.