Derrick Evans

Derrick Evans (Keynote Speaker) is an environmental trailblazer, community builder, and indefatigable environmental superhero who has spoken around the world. Evans stars in a dynamic Environmental Film Festival documentary, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, about the incredible years-long fight to save his historic Turkey Creek community from erasure. He is a civil rights historian and a sixth-generation native of coastal Mississippi’s Turkey Creek, founded by emancipated African Americans, where he now lives.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Derrick Evans is an environmental trailblazer, community builder, and indefatigable environmental superhero who has spoken around the world.

Evans stars in a dynamic Environmental Film Festival documentary, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, about the incredible years-long fight to save his historic Turkey Creek community from erasure.

He is a civil rights historian and a sixth-generation native of coastal Mississippi’s Turkey Creek, founded by emancipated African Americans, where he now lives.