The Public Health Program's Fall 2019 Social Justice Lecture Series concluded with
a final presentation on November 11, 2019. This year's lectures included nationally
recognized leaders and aimed to expand our awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental
risks on our health through a lens focused on social justice.
Water Justice For All Phoebe Seaton, JD Co-founder and Co-Director of the Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability
- a community-based advocacy organization focused on the intersecting issues of water,
land use, climate, housing, transportation, energy, civil rights and environmental
Phoebe is based in Sacramento where she oversees the Leadership Council's state policy
portfolio and legal advocacy.
Climate Change: Impacts on Indigenous Health Tom Goldtooth Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Co-Founder of Environmental
Justice Climate Change Initiative will discuss how climate change is impacting the
health of indigenous communities across the U.S. and beyond.
Mr. Goldtooth was the 2015 recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award in recognition for
his efforts to protect the environment.
Climate Justice and Resilience Jacqueline Patterson, MSW, MPH Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. An advocate and
activist for environmental justice, women's rights, and racial and economic equity,
she served as Senior Women's Rights Policy Analyst for ActionAid where she integrated
a women's rights lens for the issues of food rights, macroeconomics, and climate change.
Since 2007, Patterson has served as coordinator and co-founder of Women of Color United.
Community Action for the Environment: Equity and Economy Veronica Eady, JD Assistant Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board, responsible for
overseeing Environmental Justice activities of the Board.
Her role is to serve as the primary internal and external contact for CARB on environmental
justice issues and concerns providing policy consultation and recommendations to CARB
staff. She also participates in decision making during the development and implementation
of all major CARB programs to ensure that environmental justice and tribal concerns
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