(Friday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Raising awareness among Pennsylvanians and creatingconnections to shape a greener and more prosperous world. Experts focus on the community of color. Opening Remarks by Event Co-Host:
|Raising awareness among Pennsylvanians and creatingconnections to shape a greener and more prosperous world. Experts focus on the community of color.
Opening Remarks by Event Co-Host: Nicole McGruder, Executive Director , Community Hero
Introduction: State Representative (D-181) Malcolm Kenyatta:Why environmental justice is justice.
|STEM and Environmental Education|
|Select Session 1 or Session 2
|Session 1: How can we raise awareness of local environmental issues?||Session 2: How can STEM and environmental education be improved in PA?|
|Zulene Mayfield, founder of Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living and veteran of Chester City’s waste management wars
Tykee James, Government Affairs Coordinator for National Audubon Society:
Bria Wimberly, environmental educator at the Discovery Center
Discussion moderated by Charles Ellison ofWURD
|Darryl Williams, Senior Vice President of Science and Education, Franklin Institute
Former State Representative Steve McCarter and founder of Pennsylvania’s Climate Caucus
Tsemone Ogbemi, English major at University of Pennsylvania, working in Environmental Humanities as a public research intern.
Discussion moderated by David Rose, Sally Blagg
|Climate Preparedness and Energy Transition|
|Select Session 3 or Session 4
|Session 3: How will Southeastern Pennsylvania be affected by climate disruption? What can communities and households do to prepare?
Maurice Sampson II, Eastern PA Director Clean Water Action
Derek Green, Philadelphia Councilmember At-Large:
Meenal Raval, Ready for 100 advocate and solar energy expert
Discussion moderated by Karen Shaffran, Project-based Environmental Science teacher and Environmental Club Sponsor, Cheltenham High School
|Session 4: What state policy and funding are necessary for climate response and energy transition?
Katie Blume, Political Director PA Conservation Voters
State Senator Art Haywood (D-4)
State Rep. Dianne Herrin (D-156)
Discussion moderated by Emily Best, Energy policy analyst
|Food Self-Reliance & Backyard Farming|
|Select Session 5 or Session 6
|Session 5: Where does our food come from? Why does it matter?
April Velez, Community Health Specialist for Einstein Care Partners
Christa Barfield, founder of Farmer Jawn:
Elijah Milligan, Chef and founder of Cooking for the Culture
Discussion moderated by Barbara McNeil, social justice committee Keneseth Israel
|Session 6: What obstacles can State policy remove for small farming and backyard agriculture?
David Rose, Sally Blagg
Daniel Farina Montgomery County Planning Commission
Ash Richards, Urban Agriculture Director for Phila. Parks Dept.
Discussion moderated by Katie Blume, Political Director PA Conservation Voters
|4:15 pm Charles Ellison: closing discussion and call to action with presenters
— with special guest, Senator Tony Williams (D-8)
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