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Environmental Justice Town Hall

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San Diego Convention Center

111 W Harbor Drive

Ballroom 6CF

San Diego, CA

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Join us for an open session featuring leaders on the cutting edge of environmental justice and public health from California to Flint, Michigan

  • Learn how environmental justice groups influenced first-of-their-kind state laws in California that institutionalized policies to recognize cumulative impacts of multiple stressors, invest in impacted communities, and focus on justice.

  • Hear from the public health pediatrician who brought the drinking water crisis in Flint to national attention and who continues to fight for justice.

California Environmental Justice Leaders

  • Diane Takvorian, Executive Director, Environmental Health Coalition, San Diego, California

  • Arsenio Mataka, ‎Special Assistant to Attorney General Becerra, California Department of Justice

  • Luis Olmedo, Executive Director, Comité Civico del Valle, Brawley, California

Special Guest

  • Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Founder and Director, Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative and author of What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City

Learn about models for action to achieve public health justice for communities nationwide in areas such as environmental quality, climate change, energy, planning and built environment, transportation, and drinking water. The session will conclude with a call to action, supported by practical tools and resources.

CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2018 AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION MEETING

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION provided in English and Spanish

OPEN TO ALL–FREE. Both APHA members and non-APHA members are welcome, especially community members and students.

ARRIVE EARLY- Event opens at 5:30 pm for seating. Please arrive early to clear security and check-in. For non-APHA members, please make sure to have Eventbrite registration with your name to show if requested. We will hold seats for those with registrations until 5:50 pm.

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Public Transportation: https://visitsandiego.com/attendees/public-transportation


For more information, contact Charles Lee (clee4ej@gmail.com) or Natalie Sampson (nsampson@umich.edu).

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