WhenTuesday, July 28, 2020 -
Fight for Environmental Justice in Federally Assisted Housing
July 28, 2020
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Across the country, tens of thousands of families living in federally assisted housing are living on dangerously contaminated land where they face an urgent and ongoing environmental and health crisis.
A new report released by the Shriver Center and Earthjustice chronicles how decades of environmental racism have systematically put residents of federally assisted housing in direct proximity to the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Despite the risks, the federal government is still moving people into housing that is potentially hazardous, without notification to the residents, and continues to invest redevelopment dollars into housing located near these sites.
Join us on July 28 for a free webinar to hear stories of community activism in the face of this crisis and learn how advocates are working with residents towards a comprehensive solution driven directly by impacted communities.
Speakers will include:
Emily Coffey, Staff Attorney, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Debbie Chizewer, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice
Akeeshea Daniels, Environmental Justice Activist