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Environmental Health Challenges Facing South Los Angeles

EH Conference Web ImageSaturday August 16, 2014
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Holman United Methodist Church
3320 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018

South Los Angeles has long faced a damaging legacy of air pollution, contaminated land, and the location of freeways and industrial pollution next to people’s homes. Everyday residents face the combined impacts of multiple pollution sources, while also dealing with public agencies that fail to protect our health.

Where we live, work, play and worship deeply impacts our health. We invite you to join us in a day of fun, education, and networking with advocates and residents to learn about key environmental health and justice issues in South LA, and what we can do to address them. Together we can learn and take action to make our communities healthier!

This conference is open to residents of South Los Angeles and the staff and members at South LA-based organizations only. Spanish translation will be provided. Breakfast and lunch included.

This event is made possible with generous support from the California Endowment, The 11th Hour Project, and the California Wellness Foundation. Co-sponsored by Black Women for Wellness, Los Angeles Community Action Network, Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education, and Esperanza Community Housing Corporation.

Before registering, please read through PSR-LA’s Photo and Media Release Agreement, which can be found here. Please also read through the conference schedule below. When registering, you will be asked to select which of the Morning and Afternoon Breakout Groups you would like to attend.

For more information, contact Monika Shankar at (213) 689-9170 or mshankar@psr-la.org.

Register for the Conference Here!

Environmental Health Challenges Facing South Los Angeles
Conference Schedule:

10:00am  Breakfast
10:20am  Welcome and Morning Stretches

10:45am  Morning Breakout Groups: Healthy Land Use & Healthy Homes (pick one)

  • Get the Lead Out: Jordan Downs & Brownfields
  • Transforming Vacant Spaces to Healthy Places
  • Perfectly Natural & Totally Toxic: The Beauty Industry
  • Hands On, Hands Off: Toxic Chemicals in Our Homes

12:00pm  Lunch
12:30PM  Afternoon Breakout Groups: What’s in the Air? (pick one)

  • Clearing the Air, Cooling the Hood: Toxics in the Air Near Freeways
  • Hidden Dangers: the Oil Under Our Feet

1:45pm  Stretch Break

2:00pm  Late Afternoon Panel: Climate Change in South LA – Let’s Turn Down the Heat

3:00pm  A Conversation with Stakeholders and South LA Representatives About Environmental Health Solutions

3:50pm  Closing Remarks
4:00pm  Raffle

Read About the Conference Speakers Here

Getting Here:
Holman United Methodist Church is located at 3320 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, between 3rd Ave and 4th Ave. The Church is accessible via the Metro Blue Line and Metro Local Line 14/37. Parking is also available on site.

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