Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr, right, will discuss environmental justice, campus greening, sustainability and other matters at a conference today at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. Chavis is known for coining the phrase “Environmental Racism” and has been an environmental justice advocate for decades. He will present on a panel discussion at the Third Annual State of Environmental Justice in America Conference on May 27.
The conference will continue on Thursday and Friday at the Crystal City Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Va. The conference bring together participants from federal agencies, academia, business and industry, non-profit organizations, local community activists and citizens to dialogue on achieving equality of environmental protection. This year’s conference will focus on youth involvement, sustainable community planning, environmental health indisadvantaged communities, and environmental justice considerations in emergency preparedness and homeland protection.