Climate Week | West Philadelphia Teach-In

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Teach-In and Roundtable on understanding and advancing environmental health and justice (in the face of climate change) in West Philadelphia

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The Netter Center is organizing two Teach-Ins on West Philadelphia environmental and climate health, social justice, and the intersection of these issues. In these teach-ins, community leaders will share their perspectives on current challenges, priorities and hopes for the future. Panelists will discuss opportunities for Penn partnerships and practical ways to engage in democratic, collaborative problem-solving that advances community health and resiliency in the face of climate change.

Tuesday, 9.22.20: West Philadelphia Teach-In Part 1: Community Perspectives and Priorities on Environmental Health and Justice in West Philadelphia

In Part 1, panelists will offer their perspectives and engage in conversation around discussion starters before participating in a moderated Q&A of audience questions.

Wednesday, 9.23.20: West Philadelphia Teach-In Part 2: Partnerships for Environmental Health and Justice (as We Face Climate Change) in West Philadelphia

In “West Philadelphia Teach-In Part 2: Partnerships for Environmental Health and Justice (as We Face Climate Change) in West Philadelphia,” program leaders who confront environmental health, climate change, and environmental injustice in West Philadelphia will share their lessons learned and ideas about next steps. We will then transition into a participatory roundtable format where, through breakout rooms, discussion will be guided by the following prompts:

Prompt 1: What partnerships and activities in environmental health and justice are working now? What needs developing? How do we sustain? Improve? Grow?

Prompt 2: How can universities work democratically and collaboratively with community partners to improve environmental health?

Prompt 3: What next steps need to be taken?

Panelists and presenters will be added to the event on https://climateweek.provost.upenn.edu throughout the week!

This event is part of Climate Week at Penn (September 21st - 25th) and is hosted by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Learn more about the Netter Center at https://www.nettercenter.upenn.edu/.

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