Friday, July 2, 2010

EJ Summit & Call For Research Presentations

Call For Research Presentations on Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice Summit

October 15-16, 2010

Sponsored by the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NC EJ Network)

North Carolina's 12th Annual Community-Based Environmental Justice Summit will be held October 15-16, 2010 at the Historic Franklinton Center at Bricks, Edgecombe County, NC. Community members, government officials, environmentalists, students and researchers will participate. The Summit seeks to raise public awareness about environmental justice; connect communities in need with technical resources; support and encourage community-driven research; help communities and policy makers address problems of environmental injustice; and bring about positive changes in public health and the environment by promoting social and environmental justice.

This announcement is a call for research presentations on environmental justice. The NC EJ Network invites submissions that address environmental justice topics from any disciplinary perspective, including environmental sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, journalism, public health and medicine. Although most Summit participants are from NC, they welcome any submissions that have relevance to environmental injustices in NC. Researchers who have conducted community-driven or community-based research are encouraged to present in collaboration with members of community groups. Research presentations (approximately 15 minutes in length) will be given at a plenary session on Friday afternoon, October 15.

Please submit a title, author(s) and abstract (250 words or less) of your research by Friday, September 3, 2010 to:

Steve Wing Department of Epidemiology, CB#7435 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435 919-966-7416

Abstracts may be submitted by mail or e-mail. Submissions must include the following information: name, organization, street address, city, state, zip, phone, e-mail, audio/visual needs, title, authors, affiliations, and your abstract (250 words or less). Additionally, e-mail submissions should have a subject line indicating “EJ Summit Abstract.”

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Environmental Justice Summit Coordinating Committee. Notification of acceptance for presentation will be sent by September 15, 2010. Authors will be expected to submit a final version of the abstract following the Summit for inclusion in conference proceedings.

As a coalition of community-based organizations, the NC EJ Network is not able to provide travel funds to academics, researchers, and government officials. Community scholarships will be available by application.

1 comment:

Dean Thiessen said...

will be keen to know the outcome of Environmental Justice Summit.