Announcement

at Online
Scheduled from November 17, 2020
Presenter(s): Donna Chavis; Donele Wilkins; Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS; Michele Okoh, JD

The final webinar in APHA's 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. Presenters will: 1. Address historic and systemic issues (e.g., redlining, toxic waste siting, zoning policies) that have disproportionally impacted communities of color, including social, economic, and health implications of these practices; 2. Discuss the importance of environmental justice initiatives to mitigate inequity and how public health professionals can address environmental racism; and 3. Present strategies and frameworks to address environmental racism, such as health-in-all-policies, just transition, and cumulative impacts policies to curtail future health disparities. Welcome Kate Robb, MSPH, Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health, APHA Center for Public Health Policy Moderator Crystal Dixon, MPH, MCHES, NBC-HWC, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Education, UNC Greensboro Presenters 1. Donna Chavis, Senior Campaigner, Fossil Fuels, Friends of the Earth 2. Donele Wilkins, Founder and CEO, Green Door Initiative 3. Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS, Associate Professor, Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park 4. 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.