Overview: Discuss the origins of Climate Justice and the concept as applied to the U.S. What are the major debates about Climate Justice? What are the communities that are affected? What are the major initiatives that can help prevent climate injustice and what can be done to improve existing strategies? How can activists, policy makers, communities, and on-the-ground services like law enforcement and medical services work together?
Moderator: Theodore Ross, Features Director, New Republic
Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Co-founder and Director of Research Programs at the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED)
Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Mustafa Ali, Associate Assistant Administrator for Environmental Justice
Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director/Director of Policy Initiatives, WEACT
Overview: How can communities effectively prepare for climate change? Where and how does
Disaster planning fit in? What are the variables that communities who live in areas of high risk must consider? How does larger social change issues play a role? This panel moves away from Climate Justice as a concept and focuses on actionable and logistical steps in managing climate change.
Moderator: Ryan Kearny, Executive Editor, New Republic
Timothy Manning, Deputy Administrator of FEMA for Protection and National Preparedness
Vernice Miller-Travis, Maryland State Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities
Khalil Shahyd - Project Manager in Urban Solutions at Natural Resources Defense Council
Sandra Howard, Senior Environmental Health Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tracey Ross, Associate Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress
About this conference
The U.S. must discuss, be prepared for and find solutions to the effects of climate change on a local, state, national and international level. While there are many topics to explore in the area of climate change, one emerging area of concern is the intersection of climate change and social justice¬-or, Climate Justice. At this event, we will explore the environmental factors at stake, impacts on individuals and communities, and possible prevention initiatives and solutions.
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