Environmental Justice & Women's Issues in DE and abroad

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The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew

719 North Shipley Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

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Join Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, SsAM Episcopal Church Women, and partners to celebrate the "Season of Creation"

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For a wonderful weekend of events at the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM), 719 North Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm: Special EJ Convening on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including a report back from the 2019 UNCSW*

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Sunday, October 20, 2019: Church Service at 10:30 am and recap, 12 – 2 pm

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Saturday Lunch Keynote Speaker: Dr. Fatemeh Shafiei, Dean of Political Science at Spelman College

Saturday Panel Moderator: Dr. Cecilia Martinez, E.D., Center for Earth, Energy and DemocracyInvited Panelists:

  • Professor Susan Lea Smith, Professor of Law and Director of Certificate Program in Sustainability, Willamette University; member of the international Water Ethics working group, Sustainable Water Future program, and World Council of Churches Ecumenical Water Network
  • Rev. Dionne Boissiere, Chaplain of the Church Center for the United Nations
  • Lynnaia Main, Episcopal Church Representative to the United Nations
  • Michele Roberts, National Co-coordinator of EJHA and Director of Outreach for Coming Clean
  • Linda Whitehead, Ph.D., Vestry Member at SsAM; member of Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice, (DCR4EJ), an EJHA affiliate
  • Brighton M. Kaoma, Agents of Change Foundation

The panel will include a report back from the 2019 annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (*UNCSW), which was attended by several of the panelists.

This event builds on a legacy of successful Environmental Justice (EJ) "Town Halls" hosted by the Delaware Concerned Residents for Environmental Justice and allies. This EJ symposium will be similar to the EJ Town Halls DCREJ has hosted in the past, but with a more specific focus on the connections between local EJ work and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those dealing with the intersecting struggles for Environmental & Justice and the protection of women and girls, both locally and around the world.

Cosponsored by the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Delaware Concerned Residentds for Environmental Justice, Episcopal Church Women and Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform.

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Wilmington, DE 19801

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