HPJC Spring Conference - Environmental Injustice in Texas - Who is Responsible?

Mar 21 2009 - 8:45am
Mar 21 2009 - 5:00pm

Event Description:

Environmental Injustice exists in Texas, but it isn't inevitable.
TEXANS HAVE THE POWER to make life better for our fellow Texans.
Join us at the Houston Peace & Justice Center's 2009 Spring Conference to learn how YOU CAN BE A FORCE FOR CHANGE.

Our workshops target turning environmental injustice into environmental justice for our crucial Texas issues: Air Quality, Water Quality,
Waste & Recycling, and Habitat Loss & Fragmentation.

HPJC Spring Conference: "Environmental Injustice in Texas - Who is Responsible?" will bring together some of the most knowledgeable people in the state to address very important issues on the environment. It will be held at the University of Houston Honors College 212 M.D. Anderson Library.

Our speakers and panelists will focus on defining the issue of environmental injustice, the responsibility of a person of faith, and the responsibility of the state. Our workshops target turning environmental injustice into environmental justice for our crucial Texas issues: Air Quality, Water Quality, Waste & Recycling, and Habitat Loss & Fragmentation.

SPEAKERS
DEFINING THE ISSUES -
Evelyn Merz - Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter & Houston Group - Conservation Committee
Chair

RESPONSIBILITY OF PEOPLE OF FAITH (partial listing)
Sr. Ann Braudis - a Maryknoll Sister (Catholic) works at the UN for Maryknoll Sister's, NGO.
She works with the UN commission on Sustainable Development to bring about effective
policy for marginalized and excluded people. At the UN, Ann is on the Ecumenical
Working Group for climate change and Religions for Peace. She has a MA in Creation
Spirituality and PhD. in Applied Cosmic Anthropology

ROLE OF THE STATE
Cyrus Reed, PhD - Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter - Conservation Director

WORKSHOPS
Water Quality
Donna Hoffman - Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter Commuinications Cooridinator
Nakisha Nathan - legal assistant for Lowery and Frederich

Air Quality -
Brandt Mannchen - Sierra Club LSC & Houston Group Air Quality Committee Chair
Hilton Kelley - Community Organizer - Communities Inpowerment Development Association
CIDA - Beaumont, Texas

Habitat Loss & Fragmentation - TBA

Waste & Recycling- TBA

The Conference will conclude with a wine and cheese reception at 4 PM

To Register Online: www.hpjc.org
By mail - Houston Peace & Justice Center
P.O. Box 66234
Houston , Texas 77266-6234

See below for location. If you are not familiar with the University of Houston Campus, see http://www.uh.edu/maps/buildings/L and click on the button for "Where is this building" to find the Anderson Library.

Also see below (under Attachment) for a flyer that you can download and print.

JOIN US AT OUR CONFERENCE TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN BE A FORCE FOR CHANGE

Event Contact Name:
Awanda Whitworth

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-688-1060

Event Email Address:
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Event Website:
hpjc.org

Event Fee:
$25 regular/$5 students - includes registration, lunch, snacks


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