2023 Fireside Chat Series

Over the summer Science for GeorgiaDogwood AllianceCenter for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW), and Emory’s Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER) hosted the Environmental Justice & Climate Protection Conference.

Multiple organizations spoke about successful example community coalitions that are working to address environmental health and injustices. But there was not enough time for questions, comments, and discussion.

This fireside chat series is to enable a deeper discussion. We aim to foster a conversation that raises awareness, inspires actions, and creates a path towards a healthier and more sustainable future for all. 

Sept 12, 11am – Center for Black Women’s Wellness

Featured Speakers: April Reid and Morgan Barnes

In this segment, we will drive into the interconnectedness of health, the environment, and equity. We’ll explore how environmental factors impact the wellness of Black women and why addressing disparities is essential for a thriving community.

Oct 10, 11AM – Concerned Citizens of Cook County

Featured Speaker: Treva Gear, EdD

Dr. Treva Gear is the founder and chair of the Concerned Citizens of Cook County, a grassroots community organization in Adel, GA. She’s an army veteran, educator, and community organizer. She has a doctorate in Adult & Career Education from Valdosta State University.

Oct 13, 11AM – GA WAND

Featured speaker: Andrea Jones

Andrea Young Jones currently holds the position of Government Relations and Public Policy Director for Georgia WAND (Women’s Actions for New Directions). Founded in 1984, Georgia WAND is a women-led organization that historically has sought to educate and advance policy and legislation that brings about lasting and systemic change in frontline communities.

Featured Speaker: Kavin Manickaraj, Chief Data Scientist, Greenlink Analytics

The next installment of our Fireside Chat series featuring speakers from our EJ&CP Conference. Kavin Manickaraj from Greenlink Analytics will discuss working with the community to create data driven solutions.

Updated on September 27, 2023

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