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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Univ Of Maryland Environmental Justice Symposium

Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Disparities Symposium, December 1st, at the University of Maryland-College Park

The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and the Program on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH) are pleased to announce the "First Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Disparities in Maryland and Washington, DC." The Symposium will be held on Saturday December 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Building at University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

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.
This meeting is sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) Group, Maryland Environmental Health Network (MEHN), Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), Children's Environmental Health Network (CEHN), Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), Maryland Population Research Center, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), State of Maryland, Office of Minority Health, Anacostia Watershed Society, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and the Hoff Funding Board.

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.

Contact:

Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor
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.

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