2019 Environmental Justice Symposium

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Resilient Communities
Environmental Justice in the Face of Disaster

March 8 & 9, 2019 at Duke University
Registration is closed. Livestream Saturday's keynote and panel or follow @DukeELPC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. #ResilientCommunities

Presented by the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and the Duke Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program with support from the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement
Co-sponsored by Bennett College, the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment, the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia Law School, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Vermont Law School

Friday, March 8, 2019
Doris Duke Center, Duke Gardens
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Community Tour. 
  Bus tour of communities affected by concentrated animal agriculture and hurricanes in Eastern North Carolina. Led by the Rural Empowerment Association for Community Health. 
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Panel: Environmental Justice in North Carolina Limit 90 registrants.

  An overview of major environmental justice concerns in the state and the organizing being done by communities to address them

Panelists:    Naeema Muhammad


                      Omega Wilson
                        Ryan Emanuel
                        Omari Wilson

Saturday, March 9
Penn Pavilion

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.



Jeff Anstead

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.


  Mustafa Santiago Ali
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Panel: Environmental justice and disaster response
  Panelists:     Donna Chavis
                        Yesenia Cuello
                        Marianne Engelman Lado
                        Esther Calhoun
                        Leslie Fields
                        Ruth Santiago
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch 
1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Strategies for Action

  A conversation on tools, strategies, and actions that build community resilience and inform disaster response
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. World Cafe: Ideas and Next Steps
  A discussion of questions and issues raised by the Symposium and next steps
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.





Hilton Garden Inn

J.B. Duke Hotel


Parking for Friday's events is at the Doris Duke Center at Duke Gardens. Tour participants, please use the provided parking pass. Dinner guests, parking is $2/hr and free after 7 p.m.

Parking for Saturday's events at Penn Pavilion is in the Bryan Center Lot. ADA and accessible parking is available in the Student Wellness Lot. Parking is $2/hr.

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