Mobilizing Public Health to Achieve Environmental Justice - archived

The final webinar in the APHA Advancing Racial Equity series will raise awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental racism on the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and people of color in the U.S. 

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020
2 — 3:30 PM ET

Presenters will:
Address historic and systemic issues (e.g., redlining, toxic waste siting, zoning policies) that have disproportionally impacted BIPOC communities, including social, economic, and health implications of these practices.
Discuss the importance of environmental justice initiatives to mitigate inequity and how public health professionals can address environmental racism.
Present strategies and frameworks to address environmental racism, such as health-in-all-policies, just transition, and cumulative impacts

Kate Robb 
Kate Robb, MSPHSenior Program Manager, Environmental HealthCenter for Public Health Policy Moderator

Crystal Dixon
 Crystal Dixon, MPH, MCHES, NBC-HWC Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Education, UNC Greensboro 
Donna Chavis
Donna Chavis Senior Campaigner, Fossil Fuels, Friends of the Earth

 Donele Wilkins
Donele Wilkins Founder and CEO, Green Door Initiative 
Sacoby Wilson
Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS Associate Professor and Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park

 Michele Okoh
Michele Okoh, JD Senior Lecturing Fellow of Law, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic 
The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.
Closed captioning will be provided.
Webinar participants can earn 1.5 CPH, CME, CNE, or CHES continuing education credits.
The webinar will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing on APHA’s website within a week of the live event.
New to the topic of environmental justice? Review these resources before the webinar: APHA’s Policy Statement: Addressing Environmental Justice to Achieve Health Equity
A 2019 APHA and National Environmental Health Partnership Council co-hosted webinar, Achieving Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: The Way Forward
If you missed the Housing is a Human Right webinar, check out the recording, slides and transcript from this examination of structural racism in housing. See all of the Advancing Racial Equity webinars

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