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Webinar: EPA Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series: Featuring California EPA’s Pollution and Prejudice Project
Thursday, 10 June 2021, 12:00
Thursday, June 10, 2021. 12:00 PM. EPA Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series: Featuring California EPA’s Pollution and Prejudice Project. Yana Garcia, California EPA; Jaimie Huynh, CalRecycle; Charles Lee, US EPA. Sponsored by the EPA. Register here.
This session of the EPA’s Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Racism Speaker Series will focus on California EPA’s (CalEPA) Pollution and Prejudice Project. CalEPA is a leader among government agencies advancing environmental justice. At CalEPA, understanding the role of government in perpetuating institutional and structural racism is essential to its work. Through the Pollution and Prejudice project, CalEPA's racial equity team designed a set of tools to
explore the connection between racist land use practices of the 1930s and the persistence of environmental injustice. Understanding how environmental conditions are informed by legacy land use practices helps CalEPA to ensure equitable access to clean air, water, and land for all Californians through policy development and implementation.