Thursday, January 24, 2019

Schuylkill Environmental Ed Center: Environmental Justice In Pennsylvania: A New Vision Feb. 7 In Philadelphia

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education will host the 8th Annual Richard L. James Lecture: Environmental Justice In Pennsylvania - A New Vision on February 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The speaker will be Allison Acevedo, Director of DEP's Office of Environmental Justice.
In recent decades, the environmental justice movement has arisen to address profound inequalities surrounding the concentration of toxic waste sites, sewage treatment plants, incinerators, and other types of pollution in impoverished communities and communities of color.
Acevedo will present a primer on environmental justice, the surprising sweep of communities across the state wrestling with this issue, and her vision for environmental justice in Pennsylvania.
Before joining  DEP, attorney Acevedo consulted with nonprofits on program development, policy, and strategic planning. She also served as Director of Education of the United Way, co-founded the Philadelphia Black Giving Circle, and was staff advisor to state Rep. W. Curtis Thomas and Sen. Allyson Y. Schwartz.
The program will be held at the Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road in Philadelphia.
Click Here to register for this free event or for more information.
For more information on environmental justice issues in Pennsylvania, visit DEP's Office of Environmental Justice webpage.
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