7:30 - 8:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45am

Conference Overview

Opening remarks by community and faculty representatives

8:45 - 11:00am

Plenary Session 1: The Need for Community/Academic Partnerships to address Environmental and Climate Justice Issues     


Keynote Presenter: Richard Moore, Chair of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, National Co-Coordinator for Environmental Justice Health Alliance, Institute Co-Coordinator for Los Jardines

Panel Discussion: State of Scientific Research and Community Concerns on Climate Change and Environmental Health in Frontline Communities

11:00 - 12:00pm

Networking Lunch

12:00 - 12:10pm

12:10 - 2:10pm

Plenary Session 2: Planning ahead – Developing Environmental Justice, Research, and Service Opportunities in Higher Education


Keynote Presenter - Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Associate Prof., Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park

Panel Discussion: Environmental Justice Education and Service Opportunities:  Student and Community Engagement

2:10 - 2:20pm

2:20 - 3:20pm

Plenary Session 3: Cooperation, Collaboration and Partnership – Translating Vision into Action for Advancing Environmental Justice Champions as Change Agents in Communities Through Leadership Development


Panel Discussion: Creating Synergy Between Environmental Champions and Academia to Develop Effective, Sustainable Leaders

3:20 - 4:20pm

Plenary Session 4: The Future of Environmental Justice and Community/Academic Collaboration


Keynote Presenter: Vernice Miller Travis, Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Group

4:20 - 4:45pm

Closing Plenary: Summary of Conference Recommendations to Support Environmental Justice Advocacy and Education                              


Keynote Presenters: Student Advisory Council Members

4:45 - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Quentin Pair, J.D. – Conference Steering Committee Co-chair, Professor, Howard University Law

Dr. Na’Taki Osborne Jelks – Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences, Spelman College

5:00 - 7:00pm

Networking Reception: Tour & Five Year Celebration of Emory’s WaterHub

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, Emory University

Transportation will be provided. Visit our Venue page to learn more about the WaterHub.

To learn more about the locations of these events, please visit our VENUE page. 


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