WE ACT for Environmental Justice, NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan, and Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health invite you to learn and share about the latest climate and health research, adaptation and mitigation strategies, advocacy tools, and planning processes that can help shape climate resilient communities.
The conference will feature:- keynote speakers,- panel presentations,- breakout sessions for community groups and advocates to share best practices,- round table dialogue with representatives from government agencies to discuss accountability, resources, and citywide plans to address climate change, and - the opportunity for researchers and academics to share their knowledge, research, and intervention strategies.
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Please RSVP no later than November 4th, 2016 if you plan to attend. Thank you and we look forward to your participation!
09:45am - 10:00am Welcome: Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice Dr. Regina Santella, NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in Northern ManhattanDr. Frederica Perera, Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
10:00am - 10:30am Voices from Sandy - Residents on the frontlines of climate change:
10:30am - 10:40am Report back on "Assessing and Strengthening Post-Storm Resilience" Study - funded by US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response:David Chang, WE ACT for Environmental JusticeDr. Diana Hernandez, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
10:40am - 11:00am Keynote Address I: Jalonne White-Newsome, Kresge Foundation
11:00am - 12:00pm Communities Organizing for Climate Resilience: WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Fifth Avenue Committee, The Point, Align, South Bronx Unite, Ironbound Community Corporation
12:00pm - 01:00pm Roundtable Q & A - Community/Government DialogueMayor's Office of Recovery & Resiliency, OneNYC, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYCHA Sustainability, New York Panel on Climate Change
01:00pm - 01:50pm Lunch
01:30pm - 01:50pm Keynote Speaker II:Frederica Perera, Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
01:50pm - 03:15pmBreakout Group Sessions (Select your priority choices below)
1. Impacts of Climate Change on Public HealthThis breakout session aims to educate participants about key public health threats due to climate change such as emerging infectious disease, extreme heat, cold and flood, and food insecurity. The goal is to engage participants to identify important impacts that are likely in New York City.
2. Emergency PreparednessIn this session, you will learn about initiatives, programs, and policy recommendations to assist low-income communities of color in achieving greater climate resiliency during emergencies.
3. Energy DemocracyThe workshop will explore definitions of energy democracy and highlight community driven initiatives that are working to achieve energy democracy. Likewise this workshop will explore key policy implications for advancing energy democracy.
4. Organizing for Climate Resilience in Frontline Communities In this session you will hear from organizers and community leaders about grassroots strategies for building power and deepening social cohesion.
5. Engaging Youth in Climate ResilienceThis session is designed to offer students and educators of all ages an in-depth examination of the Northern Manhattan Climate Action Plan. Participants will engage in activities related to energy democracy, social hubs, public participation, and emergency preparedness.
03:30pm - 04:00pmClosing featuring Climbing PoeTree