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Tuesday, March 12 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Looking beyond the EPA for environmental justice.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement actions declined 94 percent since the Obama administration. How do advocates secure environmental safety for poor communities and communities of color amidst so much corporate immunity? How do you spot environmental risks in your community? How do we build enforcement plans using existing regulations to overcome environmental threats? What tools do we still have to confront our damaged environment and shrinking economy? The leaders of different environmental projects will share their personal experiences engaging communities in decision-making processes for sustainable community development, initiating advocacy and increasing funding from private foundations.


Rose Ramirez

CIvil Rights Investigator, NCRC


Tracy McCracken

Director of Fair Housing, NCRC
Tracy McCracken is the director of Fair Housing of NCRC’s Center for Civil Rights. She has garnered extensive fair housing and fair lending testing experience as a project coordinator with DB Consulting Group, as a senior project coordinator with the National Fair Housing Alliance... Read More →

Jesse Meisenhelter

Organizer, Sunrise Movement

Vernice Travis-Miller

Senior Advisor for Env'l Justice and Equitable Development, Skeo Solutions
Vernice Travis-Miller is a thought leader and pioneer in the field of environmental justice and equitable development. Vernice is co-author of the 1987 landmark report, “Toxic Waste and Race in the United States.” In 1988, Vernice co-founded We ACT for Environmental Justice. Vernice... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
Columbia 1