Presentations by Community Based Organizations including Galveston Houston Association for Smog Prevention, , Mothers for Clean Air, Community In Power and Development Association, Citizens For Environmental Justice, Calhoun County Resource Watch, Southwest Workers Union, Collaboration for Better Work Environment for Brazilians in Massachussetts and Advocates for Environmental Human Rights.
A Panel discussion on Community Based Participatory Research including collaborative framing of scientific questions, equality of participation in the knowledge-making process, relationship of local knowledge to scientific expertise, sharing resources, sharing results, and generally sharing power.
The Encuentro will also include a Community/Science workshop by researchers and community activists focused on real world environmental health problems and issues.
and Keynote Presentations by Environmental Scientist
Carlos Eduardo Siqueira MD, ScD/ MPH @UMass Lowell
Elisa Garibaldi MD/Lowell Community Health Center
A LIVE PERFORMANCE BY EL TEATRO LUCHA POR LA SALUD DEL BARRIO with Theatre of the Oppressed scenes focused on occupational/environmental health of immigrant workers, wage theft of undocumented workers, on the job toxic exposures, effects of 287(g) on community and the Dream Act (With Audience Interaction, Processing and Remarks).