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Slow Death: Black Health and Environmental Justice

April 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The contamination of drinking water in the mostly black city of Flint, Michigan has outraged the nation and exposed the far too common occurance of environmental racism and environmental injustice in America. Such disporportionate exposure to pollution is highly connected to the disparate health conditions in the black community. This panel explores the issues of environmental justice and health equity in the black community and challenge participants to find their voice in the movement.

Visiting Scholars include:

Ana Baptista (moderator), Interim Chair of Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management at Milano School of International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy and Associate Director at Tishman Environment and Design Center

Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Director of Policy Initiatives, WE ACT for Environnmental Justice

Dr.  Karen Aletha Maybank, Associate Commissioner of the NYC Dept. of Mental Health and Hygiene

This event is a part of the Black Lives Matter Symposium organized by The New Black School. Co- sponsored by Eugene Lang College of Liberal ArtsMilano School of International Affairs, Management, and Policy, the Schools of Public Engagement, the Office of Student Development and Activities, the University Student Senate, and the Lang Student Union

This event is a part of the Black Lives Matter Symposium organized by The New Black School, and part ofEarth Week at The New School. 

 Photo credit: AP


April 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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