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April 3 through 5, 2013 Washington, DC

SUMMARY REPORT


ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE 2013 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE AND TRAINING PROGRAM This year's National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program (NEJC) proved to be the best conference to date, as hundreds met to discuss the challenges and possible solutions surrounding environmental justice (EJ). Hosted in Washington, DC, the 2013 NEJC took place April 3 through 5, 2013 at the Howard University School of Law and the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. Leaders gathered to discuss EJ, building healthy, sustainable communities, and other related topics. This 3-day series of discussions brought together members of the government, academics, communities, tribes, students, and businesses to share ideas and concerns regarding EJ. The Honorable Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, served as the Keynote Speaker on Day Two of the conference. He was joined by the Honorable Congresswoman Donna Christensen, MD, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for the Ofce of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A reception was held with 16 Interagency Working Group members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of EPA’s Ofce of Environmental Justice program. Attendees gathered to remember and pay tribute to the former heroes and “sheroes” of EJ, and to honor those who are collaborating at the forefront of EJ for all. The continued partnership with Howard University School of Law provides opportunities for students, faculty, community, business, government leaders, and others involved in EJ to share best practices and lessons learned for capacity building and sustainability. More than 300 attendees participated in this year's conference. Communication, information sharing, and networking were plentiful throughout the entire conference. This national conference allowed all a voice and seat at the table. EJ, Civil Rights, and environmental protection are the holistic approach to achieving EJ. Stay in touch with the 2013 NEJC at www.thenejc.org, on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/people/@/thenejc, and via twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/@nejc2013.

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Day One: April 3, 2013 Grand Opening Plenary Session and Reception The 2013 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program (NEJC) kicked off with its Grand Opening Plenary Session and Reception Wednesday evening, April 3, 2013, at the Howard University School of Law. Attendees were greeted with opening remarks from Howard University School of Law Interim Dean Okianer Christian Dark and National Environmental Justice Conference, Inc., board of directors members Vernice Miller-Travis and Timothy Fields.

Dean Okianer Christian Dark

Vernice Miller-Travis

Timothy Fields

The opening plenary session, moderated by Lonnie Sharpe, PhD, PE, of Tennessee State University; and Lessie Price, Manager, Government Affairs, URS Corporation; focused on capacity-building efforts and techniques and best practices in environmental sustainability.

Lonnie Sharpe

Lessie Price

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Day One: April 3, 2013 Participants heard from various panel members who highlighted different case studies on environmental justice (EJ) concerns and sustainability. Onaje Jackson of the U.S. Virgin Islands spoke to the audience about ways to raise up sustainability, why sustainability is important, and the political movement within sustainability. He also showed a video entitled Sustaining the Earth. The video had three main points: get inspired/get started; get organized/get going; and get connected/get sharing and celebrate. Garry Harris of the Center for Sustainable Communities in Atlanta, Georgia, shared his experiences in creating healthier communities in Atlanta through facilities like the Center for Energy Infrastructure and Renewable Technologies, the Advanced Atmospheric Environmental Research and Monitoring Station, and the Urban Agriculture Research Center.

Onaje Jackson

Garry Harris

Dr. Michele Morrone and Elizabeth Migliore of Ohio University discussed a host of EJ issues affecting the residents of Appalachian communities, including high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (“fracking�).

Michele Morrone

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Elizabeth Migliore


Day One: April 3, 2013 Dr. David Padgett of Tennessee State University spoke about the importance of preparedness for natural disasters and the lack of preparation in certain areas. He provided a case study that focused on the Nashville/Davidson County area. Dr. Clifford Cockerham provided a case study and a video on education reform—empowering student voices, addressing issues and changing lives.

David Padgett

Clifford Cockerham

Marilyn Guidry, PhD, MPH; and Theresa Ramos of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania discussed community capacity building through the use of library “hot spots”—community computer labs at nonprot organizations with web access, lab assistants, and product information for community members. They hope to build a bridge in the digital divide, allowing low-income communities access to computers.

Marilyn Guidry

Theresa Ramos

Nancy Bertaux, PhD, of Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, covered the connection between EJ and energy justice. She also shared with the audience, information about environment-friendly projects in the Cincinnati area, like Green Umbrella and Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. Kathleen Mecca, president of the Niagara Gateway Columbus Park Association of Buffalo, New York, discussed the Buffalo Peace Bridge expansion and the existing air pollution affecting residents of the area as a result of the bridge's heavy trafc.

Kathleen Mecca

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Day Two: April 4, 2013 The second day of the conference opened with presentations from two tribal leaders. Milton Bluehouse, Jr. and John Bathke discussed the challenges in working with tribes on EJ issues and dealing with tribal governments.

Milton Bluehouse, Jr. The Honorable Daniel B. Poneman

John Bathke

This insight into intergovernmental tribal relationships was followed by an inspiring message from the opening Keynote Speaker, The Honorable Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Deputy Secretary Poneman talked about DOE’s collaborations with various universities to provide training for addressing EJ issues, how DOE is working to increase the number of “healthy homes,” and how the agency is creating departments with diverse workforces to assist affected communities. Most importantly, Deputy Secretary Poneman maintained that the agency is committed to incorporating EJ into every part of its work and to xing past problems.

Deputy Secretary Poneman, on behalf of the conference organizers, then presented Melinda Downing, DOE Environmental Justice Program Manager, with an appreciation award for her dedication and service to the great cause of EJ.

The Honorable Daniel B. Poneman and Melinda Downing The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service presented the panel, moderated by Heidi McAllister, Reaching Our New Constituencies, which focused on increasing the awareness of EJ, educating the “future ghters,” and ensuring there is clean air for children to play outdoors in. All of the panelists discussed the Forest Service's Discover the Forest campaign, how to get families involved, how to reach out to minority and non-English speaking communities, and the partnerships being created to build awareness.

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Day Two: April 4, 2013 The morning continued with the Intergenerational Collaboration panel, which focused on how to pass knowledge to younger generations and encourage them to get involved and speak up regarding EJ issues. Attendees heard from a high school senior, high school teachers, and EJ activists. Speakers discussed the challenges and successes of engaging every age group in meaningful involvement with EJ work in various communities. Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Ofce of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided the luncheon keynote address. He stressed the importance of technical assistance and how to enable communities to utilize the service. He also discussed the importance of implementing EJ throughout the EPA and making it a key component of everything that the agency does.

David Rivers

Mathy Stanislaus

The Honorable Donna Christensen, MD

The afternoon featured the Health Disparities panel moderated by Dr. David Rivers of the Medical University of South Carolina. Among the panelists was the Honorable Donna Christensen, MD (Democrat, U.S. Virgin Islands), who shared with the audience the direct relationship between poverty and poor health. She also discussed the potential impacts of the present government sequester on EJ and how cuts in–or elimination of–projects will hinder future research. Ebony Andrews, MPH,Ofce of the Surgeon General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discussed the Affordable Care Act; the impact it will have, the areas it will improve, and the barriers that may limit its success. Registered dietitian Jeanette Jordan entertained the audience with her colorful presentation on ways to improve health with diet, exercise, and positive thinking.

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Day Two: April 4, 2013 The EPA’s panel followed with focus on its Superfund program and building community capacity through its technical assistance programs. The nal panel of the day was an in-depth discussion on building safe, healthy, sustainable, and equitable communities; the mistakes people make, and the importance of EJ and the tools and resources that support it. Concurrent with the Day Two panels was face-to-face EJ training conducted by Mustafa Ali, Associate Director, Ofce of Environmental Justice, and the EPA Capacity Building Tools training, sponsored by associates from Skeo Solutions. Included in the lineup was the middle school EJ competition, sponsored by the Patriots Technology Training Center and DOE. Day Two was capped off with a special program and reception celebrating the 20th Anniversary of EPA’s Ofce of Environmental Justice. The attendees heard from environmental pioneers and others working in EJ, including Cynthia Giles, Lisa Garcia, Melinda Downing, Charles Lee, Vernice Miller-Travis, Matthew Tejada, Daria Neal, Marva King, and Deeohn Ferris. Honored or recognized during the program were Dr. Mildred McClain, the late Hazel Johnson, former EPA Director Lisa Jackson, Dr. Clarice Gaylord, and Renee Goins.

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Day Three: April 5, 2013 Day Three saw presentations from Cathy Dowd and Wilhelmina Bratton of the USDA Forest Service, ranging from such topics as understanding climate change and coordinating climate change action on cross-state initiatives, to development of climate change plans and priorities. Fred Clark, USDA Ofce of Tribal Relations, discussed the report to the Secretary of Agriculture on Indian Sacred Sites, which was developed to understand what land is sacred to tribes, and the development of plans and procedures for protecting it. Elisabeth Grinspoon and Julie Schaefers provided an in-depth analysis of environmental justice (EJ) capacity building in the USDA Forest Service. The presentations were followed by the Title VI panel, which was a continuation of the discussion from the previous year's conference, moderated again by Daria Neal, Esq.; Deputy Chief, Federal Compliance Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. This session focused on the recent activities of some federal agencies to strengthen their Title VI enforcement and compliance activities. Panelists were Vernice Miller-Travis, discussing how civil rights and EJ work directly together; Marc Brenman, presenting different aspects of the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Case; and Helena Wooden Aguilar, speaking about how to strengthen the Title VI compliance program by working with states and communities. Candance Groudine of the Federal Highway Administration and Dylan DeKervor of the Department of Health and Human Services discussed the intersection between Title VI and EJ at their respective agencies. Concurrent training programs continued on Day Three of the conference, with the Grant Writing and Technical Assistance workshop conducted by Deborah Blacknall and Gwendolyn Mitchell Ulmer of South Carolina State University. During the nal panel, several NEJC board members addressed the role and responsibility of Industry in EJ moving forward. This panel proved to be a serious and honest dialogue on such issues as the difculty in engaging the business community on EJ matters and how communities, businesses, and government agencies should work together to address EJ concerns. The Day Three luncheon Keynote Speaker, Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., Senior Servant, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, DC, was introduced by NEJC Board Chairman Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq. Dr. Hicks provided a powerful message emphasizing “Justice too long delayed is justice denied.” He reminded the audience of the biblical story of John at Bethesda and encouraged attendees to challenge the structures of government and business and “do what is right.” He left attendees with the thought that EJ and religion must be a movement of the masses!

Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq.

Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. and Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq.

Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.

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Day Three: April 5, 2013 The 2013 NEJC concluded with closing remarks and the presentation of awards from NEJC Board Chairman Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq., and DOE's Environmental Justice Program Manager, Melinda Downing. Those honored included Malika Hobbs, Kim Lambert, Vernice Miller-Travis, Richard Moore, Dr. Clarice Gaylord, Dr. Mildred McClain, and the late Hazel Johnson.

Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq. and Melinda Downing

Honoree: Malika Hobbs

Honoree: Loretta Sutton accepting for Kimberly Lambert

Honoree: Vernice Miller-Travis

Honoree: Richard Moore

Honoree: Tori Gaylord accepting for her mother, Dr. Clarice Gaylord

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“Enhancing Communities Through Capacity Building and Technical Assistance”

AGENDA DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013 GRAND OPENING PLENARY SESSION AND RECEPTION Howard University School of Law, Moot Court Room 2900 Van Ness Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20008 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The 2013 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program Kickoff Welcome/Opening Remarks Okianer Christian Dark Interim Dean Howard University School of Law Timothy Fields, Jr. Senior Vice President, MDB, Inc. Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors National Environmental Justice Conference, Inc. Vernice Miller-Travis Vice Chair, Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Presentations: This opening session will focus on capacity building efforts and techniques, best practices in environmental sustainability, and will highlight several case studies.

Moderators Lonnie Sharpe, PhD, PE Lessie Price Samuel P. Massie Chairs of Excellence Manager, Government Affairs Tennessee State University URS Corporation Onaje Jackson President, Sustainable Systems and Design International, LLC Christiansted, Virgin Islands (S.A.F.E. Earth (Sustainability))

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Elizabeth Migliore Graduate Assistant, Environmental Studies Ohio University (Environmental Justice Implications of Energy Extraction on Rural Communities) Dr. Michele Morrone Environmental Health Department of Social and Public Health Ohio University (Appalachian Voices, Environmental Justice, and Community Health) Dr. David A. Padgett Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee (Environmental Justice in Emergency Preparedness for Natural Hazards) Nancy E. Bertaux, PhD Co-Chair, Sustainability Committee Professor of Economics, Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio (Building Capacity at the Local Level) Dr. Clifford Cockerham Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee (Empowering Youth-Building Community) Marilyn Guidry, PhD, MPH Theresa Ramos Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (Library Hot Spots in Comfortable Community Spaces) Garry Harris Center for Sustainable Communities Atlanta, Georgia (Sustainable Communities) Kathleen Mecca President, Niagara Gateway Columbus Park Association Buffalo, New York (The High Cost of Free Trade: Importing Pollution at the Expense of Buffalo's Poor) 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Reception


DAY 2 – THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 FIRST FULL DAY OF THE 2013 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE AND TRAINING PROGRAM

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Grand Ballroom Salons A–D 775 12th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration Exhibit Hall Open

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Welcome/Opening Remarks Mistress of Ceremonies Carolyn Sawyer Communications Strategist Tom Sawyer Company Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq. Managing Principal. Beveridge & Diamond, PC, Chairman, Board of Directors National Environmental Justice Conference, Inc.

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Presentation: Tribal Governments Consultation Policies/Practices Milton Bluehouse, Jr. Owner, Tribal Consultation Resources, LLC John P. Bathke, JD Assistant Professor, College of Business and Professional Studies, Ashford University

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Melinda Downing Environmental Justice Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy

9:05 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker The Honorable Daniel B. Poneman Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Break

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9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panel: Reaching Our New Constituencies, USDA Forest Service Moderator Heidi McAllister Assistant Director, Conservation Education USDA Forest Service Michelle Tamez USDA Forest Service Ricki Kaplan The Ad Council Daryl Pridgen USDA Forest Service Tamberly Conway USDA Forest Service

Recognizing the changing demographics of the nation, the USDA Forest Service is actively reaching out to historically underserved populations and ensuring that our collective youth programming efforts are targeted, coordinated, and inclusive of all Americans. By improving awareness of our nation's forests and grasslands, particularly among under-reached population sectors and urban communities, the public will develop a deeper sense of place and understanding of the importance of nature experiences to their health and wellbeing. 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Intergenerational Collaboration: Sharing the Knowledge and Understanding of Environmental Justice Moderator: Sherri P. White Program Manager, Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice Richard Moore Coordinator, Los Jardinas (The Garden) Institute Miss Eboni Smith Senior, East Columbus High School Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina Christopher Rooney Thomas Stone High School Waldorf, Maryland

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Bonnetta Adeeb Thomas Stone High School Waldorf, Maryland Jalonne White-Newsome WEACT for Environmental Justice During this interactive session the audience will have the opportunity to hear from trailblazers, GenXers, and millenials about models within organizations that have engaged young people. We will also hear from young people about their aspirations for the future of environmental justice. The session will include a discussion of the challenges and successes of engaging all age groups in meaningful involvement in environmental justice work in communities. 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Break

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch Introduction of Keynote Speaker Pat Carey Lead Environmental Justice Coordinator Innovation, Partnerships and Communication Ofce U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Luncheon Keynote Speaker Mathy Stanislaus Assistant Administrator Ofce of Solid Waste and Emergency Response U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Break

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Panel: Environmental Justice: How Social Determinants Affect Health Disparities Overview and Introduction Dr. David Rivers Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina and Director, Public Information and Community Outreach (PICO) The Honorable Congresswoman Donna Christensen, MD (Democrat, U.S. Virgin Islands) Ebony Andrews, MPH ORISE Fellow Ofce of the Surgeon General U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Jeanette F. Jordan Registered Dietitian Owner, J and J Health Consultants and President, Minority Health Education Network 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Panel: The U.S. EPA Superfund Program: Building Community Capacity through Technical Assistance Yolanda Sanchez Environmental Justice Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Ofce of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation Freya Margand TASC Program Manager, U.S. EPA, Ofce of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation Suzanne Wells Branch Chief, U.S. EPA Ofce of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, Community Involvement & Program Initiatives Branch Steve Lester Science Director, Center for Health, Environment & Justice

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Panel: Building Safe and Healthy Communities Overview and Introduction Carlton Eley Urban Planner, Ofce of Environmental Justice U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chris B. Trent, MS Health Scientist Ofce of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Mustafa Ali Associate Director, Ofce of Environmental Justice U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Sandra Howard Senior Environmental Health Advisor Ofce of the Assistant Secretary for Health U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Yen Luong, MPH Public Health Fellow, Ofce of Disease prevention and Health Promotion, Ofce of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4:30p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Environmental Justice Middle School Competition Patriots Technology Training Center/ U.S. Department of Energy (London Rooms 1 & 2)

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Break

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

20th Anniversary of the Environmental Protection Agency's Ofce of Environmental Justice Program and Reception

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DAY THREE – FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013 SECOND FULL DAY OF THE 2013 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE CONFERENCE AND TRAINING PROGRAM

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Grand Ballroom Salons A–D 775 12th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open Mistress of Ceremonies Carolyn Sawyer Communication Strategist Tom Sawyer Company

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Panel: USDA Forest Service Efforts to Assess Socioeconomic Vulnerability to Climate Change Introduction and Overview Cathy Dowd Natural Resource Specialist, Forest Service, Ofce of the Climate Change Advisor, Washington, DC Wilhelmina Bratton National Partnership Coordinator, Forest Service, State & Private Forestry, Washington, DC Christopher Farley National Climate Change Specialist, Forest Service, Research & Development, Washington, DC

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Panel: Report to the Secretary of Agriculture, USDA Policy and Procedures Review and Recommendations: Indian Sacred Sites Fred Clark USDA Forest Service Ofce of Tribal Relations

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Presentation: Environmental Justice Capacity Building in the USDA Forest Service Elisabeth Grinspoon Regional Social Scientist for Pacic Northwest Region, USDA Forest Service Julie Schaefers Regional Social Scientist for Rocky Mountain Region, USDA Forest Service

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

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Break


10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Panel: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act: It's Role in Achieving Environmental Justice Moderator Daria Neal, Esq. Deputy Chief, Federal Compliance Section, Civil Rights Division U.S. Department of Justice Vernice Miller-Travis Vice Chair, Maryland Commission On Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities Marc Brenman Evergreen College Helena Wooden Aguilar Ofce of Civil Rights, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Warren Whitlock Associate Administrator, Ofce of Civil Rights Federal Highway Administration Candace Groudine Ofce of Civil Rights, Federal Highway Administration Dylan DeKervor Ofce for Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has been one of several tools used to address disproportionate environmental and human health impacts. This session will discuss recent activities of some federal agencies to strengthen their Title VI enforcement and compliance activities. 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Panel: The Role and Responsibility of Industry in Environmental Justice Moving Forward Moderator Timothy Fields, Jr. Senior Vice President, MDB, Inc. Sue Briggum Vice President, Federal Public Affairs Waste Management

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Vernice Miller-Travis Vice Chair, Maryland Commission On Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities Richard Moore Coordinator, Los Jardines (The Gardens) Institute Deidre Sanders, PhD Environmental Justice Program Manager Pacic Gas and Electric Company Lessie Price Manager, Government Affairs, URS Corporation Harold Mitchell Executive Director, ReGenesis The purpose of this panel is to have a serious and honest dialogue on such issues as the difculty in engaging the business community on environmental justice matters and how should communities, businesses and governments work together to address EJ concerns. 12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Introduction of Keynote Speaker Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq. Managing Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, PC, and Chairman, Board of Directors National Environmental Justice Conference, Inc. Luncheon Keynote Speaker Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. Senior Servant, Metropolitan Baptist Church Washington, DC 20001

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Awards and Closing Remarks Benjamin F. Wilson, Esq. Managing Principal, Beveridge & Diamond, PC, and Chairman, Board of Directors National Environmental Justice Conference, Inc. Melinda Downing Environmental Justice Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING PROGRAMS Washington Marriott at Metro Center London Rooms 1 & 2 775 12th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005

DAY TWO – THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. . Face-to-Face Environmental Justice Training Mustafa S. Ali Associate Director, Ofce of Environmental Justice Environmental Protection Agency 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Capacity Building Tools for Fostering Dialogue, Action, and Change in EJ Communities Participants will receive an overview of three capacity building tools as well as information on additional resources. Through an in-depth tutorial on the tool of their choice, participants will learn the purpose of the tool as well as how the tool was successfully applied in a local community context. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss how the tool could be applied to their own community context. Cheryl Little Senior Associate, Skeo Solutions

Gwen Whiting Senior Associate, Everyday Democracy

Michael Lythcott Senior Associate Skeo Solutions

Rhonda Muhammad, PhD Chavis Park Public Leadership Group Raleigh, North Carolina

David Shouse Raleigh Department of Parks & Recreation Raleigh, North Carolina

Vernice Miller-Travis Senior Associate, Skeo Solutions

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DAY THREE – FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Grant Writing and Technical Assistance Part 1. Ready, Set: Give Me Your Money, What's In A Name? and, Do We Really Want To Do This? Terms and Techniques of Grant Writing Part 2. Go: How Do We Do It? and How Much Do We Need? Developing a Proposal and Budget Part 3. Where Is The Money? Finding Available Grant Funding Agencies Deborah N. Blacknall, Grants Administrator and Assistant Ofcer, Ofce of Sponsored Programs, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina Gwendolyn F. Mitchell Ulmer, Grant Administrator, Ofce of Sponsored Programs, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina

NOTICE: The National Environmental Justice Conference, Inc., prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex. Persons who need special accommodations to fully participate in the conference, workshops, or training programs, and persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the Conference Coordinator at 202-827-2224. Because of chemical sensitivity of many people, we are requesting that attendees wear unscented toiletry items.

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Conference Dates: March 26 through 28, 2014

2014 Conference Registration Fees: Students, Faculty, Community Members and Organizations, Government Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FREE Corporate and General Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125.00

To Register for Conference and Hotel: www.thenejc.org

Locations: March 26, 2014 Howard University School of Law 2900 Van Ness Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20008

March 27 and 28, 2014 Washington Marriott at Metro Center 775 12th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20005

Room Rates: $279.00* Single/Double *If reserved before February 25, 2014

For More Information Contact: Lloyd Moore Conference Coordinator email@thenejc.org (202) 827-2224

Melinda Downing Environmental Justice Program Manager U.S. Department of Energy Melinda.Downing@hq.doe.gov (202) 586-7703

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SUMMARY REPORT

2013 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program Summary Report  

2013 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program Summary Report

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