Starting Date: 05-12-2012
Seattle, Washington 98101
United StatesBuilding Community to End Environmental Racism : Learn, Connect, FlourishSAVE THE DATE
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Track 1: Where We’re At: The Environment We Live In
Track 2: Strategies for Change: The Environment that
Track 3: Where We’re Going: The Environment Where
Morning Keynote: Yalonda Sinde
In 1993 Yalonda Sinde helped spearhead the Community Coalition for Environmental Justice (CCEJ), a grassroots organization in Seattle that gained national recognition for eliminating two major sources of air pollution and mobilizing low income communities and communities of color to work together to achieve justice and equality. The organization also helped form the first people of color and indigenous people northwest environmental justice network.
Yalonda is currently the Executive Director of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, an organization that works to improve the health of people and the planet by creating and supporting environmental health academic programs.
Lunchtime Playnote: The New Wilderness Project
The New Wilderness Project playnote invites participants on a journey where they will be entertained; where they will engage with each other; and connect with diversity, leadership and equity through the lens of creative expression. This unique approach uses original music and spoken word poetry choreographed to immersive video and imagery. The poignant themes of each creative piece are woven together by insightful commentary from the presenters and shared experience from the participants to create a dramatic and moving presentation of the issues and opportunities around stewardship, leadership, the human connection to nature and each other, and embracing diversity in our communities.
Geographical Scope: Metro