The Hazel M. Johnson Eco-Café and Networking Session

Download Summit Agenda PDF Eco Cafe Guide Hazel M. Johnson (1935-2011) Hazel M. Johnson, affectionately known as the “Mother of the Environmental Justice movement”, pioneered Environmental-Justice activism for four decades in South Side Chicago. After her husband died of lung cancer in 1969, Mrs. Johnson began documenting the illnesses of her neighbors and linking them to contaminated air, water and soil. She discovered an inordinate rate of cancer, including four young girls who died of ...
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The Dana Alston Health and Environmental Resources Track

This track will focus on environmental and public health issues, in the larger context of other social and economic issues vital to community development. This track will explore the challenges, barriers, and impacts that communities face and address how communities can build capacity to learn from these lessons and best practices to better understand and solve this problem.   Speakers will represent a variety of perspectives and experiences including from environmental justice groups and other ...
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The Reverend Hon. Clementa C. Pinckney Business Opportunities and Access to Financial Resources

This track will focus on a spectrum of business opportunities that can help vulnerable communities stimulate local development and strengthen their economic base. Participants will learn about the incentive programs and resources for new and traditional business opportunities and how they can be deployed.   Through peer-to-peer learning, participants will learn how to navigate managing the risks that are common for new businesses; how to access starter capital; and how businesses grow. . Day One ...
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The Dorothy Purley Just Transition Workforce Development Training

This track will provide participants with an understanding of Just Transition Workforce Development Training and Job Creation.   Sessions will be provided in this track which address the just transition training concept, major workforce development training opportunities, training challenges, workforce development best practices, workforce training and job creation solutions, discrimination in the workplace, the special needs of low-income, minority, and Tribal communities in job training programs, community benefit agreements, and the economic impact of workforce ...
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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964-How it can be a tool for your community.

Tuesday 10/25/2016 |  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on basis of race, color, and national origin in the programs and activities of recipients of federal fund.  The discussion will focus on recent federal efforts to enforce Title VI and provide an opportunity for attendees to understand the role of the Department of Justice and other federal agencies in ensuring compliance with the law.
Location: Lincoln
Moderator is Daria Neal from Department of Justice

Panelists include the following DOJ Civil Rights Division staff:

Kevonne Small, Attorney-Advisor
Selin Cherin-Rivers, Attorney-Advisor
Katie Towt, Trial Attorney