Create Change: Featuring Dr. Ingrid Waldron. Dr. Waldron is a sociologist, author of award-winning book There's Something in the Water, and co-producer of the accompanying documentary directed by Elliot Page and Ian Daniel.
WHE is thrilled to welcome (virtually) Dr. Ingrid Waldron on November 17, 2021. Dr. Waldron is a sociologist and faculty member of the Humanities and the Global Peace and Social Justice program at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses on environmental racism and the health and mental health impacts of discrimination on Black, Indigenous and immigrant communities.
She is the author of There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, which won the 2019 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing and was made into a documentary directed by Elliot Page and Ian Daniel.
Environmental justice advocacy and standing up against racism are directly linked. Black, Indigenous, people of color and immigrant communities are most at risk to suffer from exposure to environmental harms, causing negative health outcomes such as lead poisoning, asthma and increased cancer rates.
Learn more, take action and create change during this special fundraising event. Your ticket price is a donation to WHE and helps further our mission of addressing environmental hazards in environmental justice communities.
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Create Change Virtual Speaker Series
Where and When? December 9, 2022 Virtual
8:30am– Welcome from Phil Johnson, Heinz Foundation on the Healthy Schools PA State of the Schools Report
9:00-10:00am: First Keynote speaker: former Climate Advisor to the Obama Administration and Activist, Molly Kawahata
10:00-11:00am Panel — Teaching Hope to the Next Generation of Climate Leaders in the School Environment
11:15-12:15pm – Second Keynote Speaker: Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence: Dr. Rengie Chan
12:15 – 12:45 pm: Break for lunch
12:45– 1:15 pm: Expert presentation on what it takes to promote and protect healthy school environments across PA
1:15 – 2:30 pm – Learning from Experts and Innovators’ Award-Winning Initiatives in School Environmental Health featuring PA Green Ribbon Schools.
2:30pm– Close with final remarks from Healthy Schools PA Program Manager, Shannon Meyers
Together, we can ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children and those who devote their lives to shaping them into the next generation of leaders. Join engaging panel discussions among community leaders, policymakers, advocates, scientists and families from across our region, state and nation for the Healthy Schools Pennsylvania Summit on December 9, 2022.
Register for this free, virtual event using the link below: