Social Justice in Public Health: Environmental Justice
Touro University California Public Health Program
2019 Social Justice & Public Health Lecture Series:
Environmental Justice & Public Health
Lander Hall A, 105 Owen Drive, Vallejo CA 94592 Drive, 5 pm – 7 pm
Contact information: 707-638-5838, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://cehs.tu.edu/publichealth/
We know that we affect the environment, but how does the environment affect us and our health?
Our attention to environmental health issues is often the result of emergencies: Zika virus outbreaks; Flint, Michigan’s water crisis; Hurricane Katrina. Join us for a series of 6 lectures by nationally recognized leaders in the field as we expand our awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health through a lens focused on social justice - particularly the disproportionate risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.
Lectures are open to the public and free! Registration required.
8/26: Environmental Justice Overview: Vien Truong, JD
9/9: Water Justice For All: Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH | Phoebe Seaton, JD
9/23: Climate Change - Impacts on Indigenous Health: Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Co-Founder of Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative
10/7: Climate Justice & Resilience: Jacqueline Patterson, MSW, MPH
(Reception immediately following)
10/28: Environmental Justice Struggles from the Frontlines: Dalila Adofo, GreenAction for Health and Environmental Justice | Andres Soto, Communities for a Better Environment | Hektor Calderon, Pesticide Action Network
11/11: Community Action for the Environment: Equity and Economy: Veronica Eady, JD