HOUSTON: Environmental Justice Encuentro 2010 – April 16-17

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ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ENCUENTRO 2010
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T.E.J.A.S., GHASP and The Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine at UTMB / Galveston cordially invites you to participate in the second EJ Encuentro at THE ONE AMERICAS PLAZA APRIL 16-17. Our Encuentro will offer community based organizations, environmental justice advocates and environmental health scientists an opportunity for small group interaction on a variety of themes and topics including:

  • Regional EJ victories and success stories
  • Community-based participatory research methods and ethics
  • Research/Community collaboration in a Science Shop
  • Designing and deploying effective community surveys
  • Collecting and interpreting data
  • Developing EJ advocacy and outreach strategies
  • Using the arts to give EJ communities a voice


DATE:

April 16-17 2010


TIME:

April 16
Workshops: 8:00-4:30
Performance: 7:00-8:30

April 17
Toxic Tour: 11:00-4:00

LOCATION:

Houston, TX

VENUE
:

One Americas Plaza
2311 Canal Street
Houston, TX 77003


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Cecelia Dykes
713.528.3779
cecilia

Bryan Parras
713.926.8895
lucas77

Lauren Scott
409.772.1776
lescott


FEATURING:

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

with


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).

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