City Officials Thank Panelists & Attendees for Making Flint’s First EJ Summit a Success

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 Flint’s 2017 Environmental Justice Summit is complete. The even held March 9-10, at Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church was well attended and the information provided much needed and appreciated.

“These are conversations that must be had,” said Dr. Pamela Pugh, Chief Public Health Advisor for the City of Flint. “Environmental Justice is a real concern and as we discuss rebuilding the infrastructure in this city and how to recover from the water crisis, ways to ensure environmental justice and public health must also be part of the conversation.”

 Environmental Justice Infrastructure Panelist:

Mustafa Santiago Ali,  Senior Vice President at the Hip Hop Caucus,  founding member of the U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ), former Senior Advisor to the Administrator for EJ and Community Revitalization at EPA

Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director/Director of Policy Initiatives, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Jacqueline Patterson, MS, MPH, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Environmental Justice Champions: 

Bunyan Bryant, PhD, MSW, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan (UM) School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE)

Hill Deloney, Psychologist and social justice activist

Father Philip Schmitter, Pastor Christ the King, Flint, MI and longtime Flint-area social justice activist

Summit Panelists: 

Janice Beecher, PH.D., Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University

Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil, Former Detroit Health Department Director and Public Health Officer

Marianne Engelman Lado, J.D., Visiting Clinical Professor of Law Yale Law School

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD MPH FAAP, Pediatrician and public health advocate

Ruben O. Martinez, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Director of the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University

Paul Mohai, PhD, Professor, UM-SNRE

Jerome Nriagu, PhD, DSc, Professor Emeritus, UM Environmental Health Sciences

Jacqueline Patterson, MS, MPH, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

Nayyirah Shariff, Grassroots organizer based in Flint, Michigan

Listening Panel:
Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director/Director of Policy Initiatives, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Frances Gilcreast, President, Flint Branch NAACP
Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD MPH FAAP, Director of Hurley’s Pediatric Residency Program
Chris Kolb, President of Michigan Environmental Council
Beverly Walker-Griffia, PhD, President of Mott Community College
Alan Walts, Director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in U.S. EPA Region 5
Karen Weaver, PhD, Mayor, City of Flint

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Kristin Moore

About the Author:

Kristin Moore is the Public Relations Director for the City of Flint. She spent years working as a TV news reporter and anchor in and outside of Michigan. A Flint native, Kristin is excited to now be part of the team working to move Flint forward!
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