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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

651 Huntington Avenue (FXB entrance)

Kresge Building, G1 Auditorium (ground 1 floor)

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Theme: Equitable Solutions to an Inequitable Food System

#EJ2019

About: This is the 2nd annual student-run Environmental Justice Conference to raise awareness about environmental inequities in our various communities. We will work together to identify ways we can address them and harness our collective power to build more equitable, sustainable, and just communities. This year, we are focusing on environmental justice through the lens of food sovereignty to develop more equitable food system solutions.

Plenary sessions will focus on the following topics: (1) toxic exposures in our food and water and the ways people are taking action to reduce them; (2) the health, wellbeing, and rights of food chain workers, many of whom belong to immigrant and migrant communities; and (3) strengthening our collective power and agency to gain food and land access and sovereignty for our various communities.

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Plenary sessions are as follows:

Plenary 1: Food and Water Contamination

Plenary 2: Justice for Food Chain Workers

Plenary 3: Food and Land Sovereignty

Plenary speakers include: Andrea Schmid (Pioneer Valley Workers Center), Chris Bolden-Newsome (Sankofa Farm of Philadelphia), Claudia Quintero (Central West Justice Center), Elizabeth Wills O'Gilvie (Springfield Food Policy Council), Lan Dinh (Vietlead and Soil Generation), Marcella Thompson (University of Rhode Island), Mea Johnson (Restaurant Opportunities Centers United Boston), Neftali Duran (I-Collective), Niaz Dorry (Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance), Shaina Kasper (Toxics Action Center) and more!

For a full schedule and speaker list, please visit our website.

Join us and contribute to the dialogue! Everyone is welcome, regardless of background or experience.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support for this event:

  • The Dean of the Office at Harvard T.H. Chan
  • Harvard T.H. Chan's NIEHS Center for Environmental Health
  • Harvard T.H. Chan's Department of Environmental Health
  • Harvard University EcoOpportunity
  • The COOP at Harvard/MIT
  • Environment and Natural Resources Program at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
  • Harvard T.H. Chan Office for Student Affairs
  • Harvard University Center for the Environment

-- Free and Open to All --

  • We appreciate purchase of solidarity tickets. It will help cover the costs of event and keep it free!
  • If you purchase a solidarity ticket and wish to attend, please also order an "Attendee" ticket.
  • Advance registration is REQUIRED. We cannot accept on-site registration.
  • Space is limited to the first 175 participants.
  • Registration CLOSES on Saturday Feb. 23, at 11:30pm EST.
  • Event is wheelchair accessible.
  • Meals and snacks will be provided.

**If any disability accommodations are needed, please contact Colleen Cronin, Associate Director for Student Affairs, at ccronin@hsph.harvard.edu. Requests should be made as soon as possible or at least two weeks in advance prior to the conference.**

Interactive campus maps: www.hsph.harvard.edu/operations/services/campus-maps/

Questions, comments, or to volunteer?: Email: ejstudent.harvardchan@gmail.com

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Boston, MA 02115

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