The EPA and the Local Government Commission (LGC) are co-leading a brainstorming meeting with equity and environmental justice leaders from across the country for the purpose of brainstorming equity and environmental justice session topics for possible inclusion in the New Partners for Smart Growth 2011 conference program. The goal is to engage equity and EJ groups and hear directly from them what session topics would be relevant and inform their ongoing work in communities across the country.
While they are encouraging all to formally submit sessions proposals by the deadline of June 30th, they believe this conference call will provide the opportunity to identify a strong list of key issues to consider, and ideally a list of possible case studies/speakers that could be considered for inclusion in other session proposals received under several thematic categories. Putting together such a list will help them in their efforts to ensure that other sessions on the program outside the Equitable Development track include equity and EJ perspectives by including relevant case studies, speakers and respondents where appropriate.
The call will be held on Tuesday, June 29 at 3:00 EST. They realize this is short notice, but they are hopeful you can fit this conference call into your schedule. Please let them know right away if you can participate, and no later than June 25th. They will be sending out an agenda with call-in details on Monday, June 28th.
Please contact Michele Warren with questions.