1st Annual Environmental Justice and Advocacy Symposium

  • February 05, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual

Organization: University of Cincinnati

To prepare undergraduates at the University of Cincinnati for careers in environmental justice and advocacy, EJAS convenes subject matter experts, community organizers, faculty, and students to discuss the development of effective, community-engaged curriculum. The 2021 EJAS panel discussion will focus on the case of PFAS exposure, and breakout sessions will facilitate more targeted discussion of curricular opportunities.

Agenda for the 2021 EJAS: 

Panel: Mr. Rob Bilott, Taft Law

Dr. Susan Pinney, UC

Dr. Linda Birnbaum, NIEHS (Emeritus)

Ms. Kacee Deener, USEPA

Ms. Marilyn Wall, Sierra Club

Ms. Emily Donovan, Clean Cape Fear

Agenda: 3:00pm: Welcome (Bob Hyland, moderator)

3:05-3:55: Panel discussion

3:55-4: Comfort break

4-4:45: Breakout sessions

4:45-5: Next steps and closing remarks

To frame our conversation, EJAS registrants will be provided free access to the film DARK WATERS during the week prior (1/29-2/4) to EJAS.

DARK WATERS tells the shocking and heroic story of an attorney who risks his career and family to uncover a dark secret hidden by one of the world’s largest corporations and to bring justice to a community dangerously exposed for decades to deadly chemicals (Participant Media).

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