The final webinar in the APHA Advancing Racial Equity series will raise awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental racism on the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and people of color in the U.S.
Address historic and systemic issues (e.g., redlining, toxic waste siting, zoning policies) that have disproportionally impacted BIPOC communities, including social, economic, and health implications of these practices.
Discuss the importance of environmental justice initiatives to mitigate inequity and how public health professionals can address environmental racism.
Present strategies and frameworks to address environmental racism, such as health-in-all-policies, just transition, and cumulative impacts policies to curtail future health disparities.
Kate Robb, MSPH
Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health
Center for Public Health Policy
Crystal Dixon, MPH, MCHES, NBC-HWC
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Education, UNC Greensboro
Senior Campaigner, Fossil Fuels, Friends of the Earth
Founder and CEO, Green Door Initiative
Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS
Associate Professor and Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park
Michele Okoh, JD
Senior Lecturing Fellow of Law, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.