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Environmental Justice Workshop

This event will be held via Zoom – Please register to attend.

Maryland LCV / Maryland LCV Education Fund staff have been invited by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) to lead a virtual conversation about environmental and climate justice as part of their Community Impact Speaker Series focused on the issues presented in CFAAC’s Community Needs Assessment, Poverty Amongst Plenty VII: Moving Forward Together.

Rebecca Rehr, Director of Climate Policy and Justice, will provide an overview of the environmental justice movement’s history, describe current environmental injustices in Anne Arundel County, and suggest ways to advance environmental justice.

Ramón Palencia-Calvo, Deputy Director and Chispa Maryland Program Director, will describe MD LCV’s approach to building and sustaining partnerships to advance environmental justice, how that is modeled in Chispa Maryland’s work with the Latino community in Langley Park, and opportunities to replicate this model in Anne Arundel County.

Special Guest – Dr. Tracey Garrett. Tracey is a community member directly experiencing environmental injustice in Anne Arundel County and has been invited to participate in the conversation. You can learn more about Tracey’s involvement with reducing industrial and traffic pollution in Lothian at this link.

Topics discussed will include: the need to clearly define the at-risk communities, examples of environmental (in)justice issues in Maryland and Anne Arundel County, addressing these issues in local and state governments, and current bills and legislation that are addressing the issues. The presentation will include a question and answer session with the panelists.

This event is open to the public and free to registered participants. Sign up here to join us on Monday, May 22 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm via Zoom (Check the PDF attachment in your Registration Receipt email for Zoom Link).