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Environmental Justice

Shining a Spotlight on Environmental Justice: How Climate Change, Public Health, and Racism Intersect

Did you know that, on average, people of color living in the North East are exposed to 66% more air pollutants? Did you know that immigrants are disproportionately affected by climate change? Are you unsettled by the racial disparities in COVID-19? Learn and participate in a conversation about what environmental justice is, why it’s so important, and what we can do together to make a difference.

Moderated by Miriam Wasser, a local environmental reporter for WBUR (an NPR station), this webinar brings together expertise across law, medicine, public health, and legislative action.

Our panelists include:

  • Kiana Pierre-Louis, Esq (Senior Law Lecturer at Bentley University and co-founder of the Sharon Racial Equity Alliance)
  • C. Eduardo Siqueira, MD, ScD (Associate Professor of Environment and Public Health at UMass Boston)
  • Gary Adamkiewicz, PhD, MPH (Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities at Harvard University)
  • Mark Dyen, MA (Head of State Legislation at 350 Mass)

Co-sponsored by Temple Sinai of Sharon, Sustainable Sharon Coalition, and Sharon Racial Equity Alliance

Mon, October 26 2020 8 Cheshvan 5781