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The Initiative on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH), and Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) are pleased to announce the "Third Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Environmental Health Disparities in Maryland and Washington, DC". The Symposium will be held on Saturday December 6-7, 2014, 9:00-AM to 4:00-PM; and will take place at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Building, located at University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
The goal of this year’s symposium is to expand the discussion on the Chesapeake Bay to include environmental justice and health issues with a focus on vulnerable and at-risk populations who live in the region, and rely on the ecological goods and services of the Chesapeake Bay and rivers and streams in the watershed. Some of the expected outcomes and benefits of the symposium are: 1) Increased awareness of environmental justice and public health issues in the Chesapeake Bay region; 2) Increased knowledge of underserved and economically disadvantaged groups about issues in the Chesapeake Bay region; and 3) Increase in the level of environmental decision-making in the region that includes environmental justice and health issues.
Symposium funding is provided by the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH), The Campbell Foundation, The John Hopkins Center of Livable Future, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Town Creek Foundation, Chesapeake Legal Alliance, Ann Bancroft Foundation, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Children’s Environmental Health Network, and Chesapeake Climate Action Network.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS -
Laura Dalemarre, MPH -