This symposium will serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among community members, researchers, public health practitioners, policymakers, students, and advocates on environmental justice and health issues. The goal of this symposium to establish and sustain a community engaged research enterprise on critical environmental health disparities and environmental justice issues, to raise the visibility of racial and ethnic environmental health disparities and feasible solutions with Marylanders, DC residents, and regional stakeholders, and facilitate action for change. Workshop topics include:
- Environmental justice and water issues in the Chesapeake Bay;
- Air pollution, traffic, asthma;
- Food injustice and health disparities in the region;
- Regional need for community capacity-building and creation of a community-based EJ network, among other diverse topics.
Please share the save the date announcement with your colleagues, networks, and community stakeholders who would like to attend or may be interested in speaking at the event. To register. There are scholarships available to community advocates and residents.
Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS
Director, Program on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH)
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
School of Public Health
University of Maryland-College Park
Phone Number: 301-405-3136
or Laura Delamarre, CEEJH program associate.