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School of Public Health: Sacoby Wilson

Environmental Racism and Slavery in 21st Century Jim Crow America: Stories of Resistance, Hope, and Change
When Oct 24, 2019
from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Stamp Student Union - Atrium
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Professor Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor and Director of the Program on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health, will give a talk titled "Environmental Racism and Slavery in 21st Century Jim Crow America: Stories of Resistance, Hope, and Change" on October 24, 2019 from 12.30pm - 2pm in the Stamp Student Union Atrium.

Dr. Sacoby Wilson is an Associate Professor and Director of the Program on Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health, at the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park. He works to build community capacity to address environmental injustice and related health inequities through community-engaged science.  He has over 15 years of experience using community-based participatory research (CBPR), citizen science, and community-university partnerships to study and address environmental health and justice issues.

He has worked with the West End Revitalization Association on the lack of basic amenities in Mebane, North Carolina; goods movement issues with the Low Country Alliance for Model Communities in North Charleston, South Carolina; traffic and industrial hazards with Port Towns Environmental Action in Bladensburg, MD; industrial development and fugitive dust emissions in Buzzard Point, Washington, DC; cumulative impacts of environmental hazards with the BTB Coalition in Brandywine, MD; and has worked with a number of other community-based organizations and advocacy groups on stormwater, subsistence fishing, industrial animal agriculture, and other topics in the Chesapeake Bay region.  

 

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