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Environmental Justice Mapping Symposium

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University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture

3501 Northeast 41st Street

Seattle, WA 98105

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BACKGROUND

While the State of Washington has demonstrated leadership on environmental issues, environmental justice communities remain disproportionately vulnerable to harmful environmental pollutants and impacts from climate change related hazards. Considering this, the need for policy tied to public health equity for environmental justice communities is critical. To ensure equitable benefits, efforts to identify, rank, and monitor environmental justice communities is essential to equitably targeting resources and action, and monitoring trends.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Washington State Environmental Justice Mapping Symposium is to bring together different stakeholders to advance a methodology for identifying, ranking, and monitoring environmental justice areas in Washington State and highlighting research on the disproportionate impacts of climate change in a way that’s useful for community, policymakers, and program practitioners.

GOALS OF SYMPOSIUM

1) Assess and improve the approach and methodology
2) Share the initial findings and identify gaps
3) Create next steps for community, researchers, agencies, and other partners

AGENDA

February 21st, Wednesday

DRAFT AGENDA

8:30-9:30: Doors open - coffee and getting to know each other

9:30-9:40: Welcoming Note

9:40-10:00: Why Environmental Justice Mapping

10:00-10:30: Intro to CalEnviroScreen & Washington Tracking Network

10:30-10:45: Climate impacts and EJ mapping

10:45-11:30: Description of process to develop EJ mapping tool, demonstration of tool & Q&A

11:30-12:30: LUNCH

12:30-2:45: ‘World Café’ small group discussions to learn about and improve mapping
-Pollution: environmental effects & exposures
-Climate impacts: integrating climate vulnerability
-Population characteristics: socio-economics & health vulnerabilities
-Application in policy and practice: communication, grants, programs, community organizing
-Beyond mapping: limitations of data and community-driven assessment

2:45-3:30 Symposium proceedings
Report back key findings from screening World Café & climate impacts roundtables
Open plenary opportunity for final comments

**Community Responsive Research for Climate Justice: Health Sciences Public Forum Event to follow**
5:00-6:30pm Location TBA

How do I get to UW Center for Urban Horticulture?

Car

From I-5

Take the NE 45th Street exit. Drive east on NE 45th Street for approximately one mile. You will pass the University of Washington and come down a viaduct. At the stoplight at the bottom of the viaduct, turn left to stay on NE 45th Street. At the next stoplight (5-way intersection), turn right onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE. Continue to the bend in the road where Mary Gates Drive NE becomes NE 41st Street. The center is on your right. NHS Hall and Isaacson Hall are in the first complex of buildings. Douglas Classroom is in the building connected to the greenhouses at the south end of the parking.

From SR-520

Take the Montlake Boulevard E exit and turn right at the light onto Montalke Boulevard E. Drive north on Montlake Boulevard NE. Stay to the right as you cross the bridge and pass Husky Stadium. The two right lanes will curve to the right and merge onto NE 45th Street. At the five-way intersection of NE 45th and Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE, turn right onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE. Continue to the bend in the road where Mary Gates Drive NE becomes N.E. 41st Street. The center is on your right. NHS Hall and Isaacson Hall are in the first complex of buildings. Douglas Classroom is in the building connected to the greenhouses at the south end of the parking.

Parking

Ample parking is available for the public in the lots off 41st Street. The lower lot is reserved for staff.

Bus

King County Metro bus route 78 stops right in front of the Center for Urban Horticulture on NE 41st Street. Metro bus routes 25, 65, and 75 stop at NE 45th Street and Mary Gates Memorial Drive NE. Route 67 stops at NE 45th and Montlake Boulevard NE

Follow this link for more details: https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/center-for-urban-horticulture/visit/getting-he


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Who should I contact?
For any questions, comments, or accommodation, please contact Deric Gruen deric@frontandcentered.org or Esther Min estmin@uw.edu.

Who is hosting this event?
Members of the Washington Environmental Justice Mapping Group are co-hosting this event. This event is sponsored by the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

Who can attend this event?
If you have received an email inviting you to join us, please register for this event through this page. While we would like to have an open event, we are constrained by the event space. If you would like to attend this event but have not received an email, please contact one of us for more information. Deric Gruen deric@frontandcentered.org or Esther Min estmin@uw.edu.

Is food provided?
We are working hard to sort out logistics for providing lunch for all registered attendees. Stay tuned!

I cannot attend in person. Can I join through a web-based conference system?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide web conferencing for this event. We would love to have you join us in-person!

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Seattle, WA 98105

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