Building Green Justice Forum

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The third annual Building Green Justice Forum will be held on October 13th on the Huston-Tillotson University campus in the Dickey-Lawless Auditorium. This year’s theme is “Race, Health, and the Environment.” The event is free and open to all.  More information and the RSVP located here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-green-justice-2016-tickets-25634314926

Huston-Tillotson University will host the third annual Building Green Justice Forum, this year focusing on “Race, Health, and the Environment” from scientific, sociological, political, and historical perspectives.

Keynote speakers include Mario Sims, social epidemiologist with the Jackson Heart Study and a professor in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Medicine, addressing the Jackson study’s research on the greater prevalence of cardiovascular disease among African Americans and the reasons for the disparity.

Also delivering a keynote address will be Paula Flores-Gregg from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Rev. Eugene Keahey, pastor of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, who will discuss the fight for environmental justice in Sandbranch, a community southeast of Dallas that has been battling for water rights for over 30 years.

Workshops will feature activists, community members, students, and researchers working on issues of environmental justice and health.

The forum is sponsored by Green is the New Black, The Dumpster Project, and the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. For more information, contact Karen Magid, kmagid@htu.edu or Amanda Masino, ammasino@htu.edu.

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