Monday, January 22, 2007

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings and The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation are hosting a panel discussion: Environmental Justice: Identification to Implementation: A Policy Discussion about current Environmental Challenges and the Legacy of Executive Order 12898. Wednesday, January 24, 2006, 10:00am-11:30am, Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building.

Many new environmental challenges are continually identified that disproportionately impact communities of color and lower-income communities. To meet these challenges community organizations and federal agencies will need to collaborate in the implementation of federal environmental justice mandates. In this discussion, panelists will address a number of questions, including: What challenges hinder the implementation of Executive Order 12898? What resources would empower community organizers to assist federal agencies in this effort?

Panelists include:
Jon Cannon, University of Virginia
Roy Jones, South Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance
Michele Roberts, Beyond Pesticides
Charles Lee, Office of Environmental Justice – EPA
Sheila Holt-Orsted, Dixon, TN Resident

To RSVP, contact Alex T. Johnson, CBCF Fellow in the Office of Congressman
Alcee Hastings at 202.225.0615 or

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