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The Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) and the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH) lab are pleased to announce "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; at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Building at University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
This symposium will serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among community members, researchers, public health practitioners, policymakers, students, and advocates on environmental justice issues and health disparities the region. 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 the health of populations who rely on the ecological goods and services of the Chesapeake Bay and rivers and streams in the watershed. This event will continue the discussion on regional health issues from a recent environmental justice and health disparities symposium on climate change. Session topics will include: 1) coal-fired plants, climate change, and energy alternatives in the Bay area; 2) industrial poultry farming in the Eastern Shore; 3) nutrient trading in the Bay area; 4) urban fishing, justice, and health risks; 5) pesticides and the health of disadvantaged children; 6) climate change, stormwater, and flooding in the Bay; and 7) environmental justice and the Chesapeake Bay agreement.
This Symposium is sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health (MIAEH) The Initiative on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH).
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS -
Laura Dalemarre, MPH -