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Environmental Racism: Recognizing Its Impact and Environmental Justice Groups Creating Change

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

This lecture will provide an overview of environmental health and environmental racism with a discussion on the impacts of redlining in Boston as well as an introduction to Pennsylvania based community organization, “Philly Thrive”, and their path towards environmental justice in Philadelphia.

Dr. Sheila Tripathy is a Research Fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the Healthy Cities Lab and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center Community Engagement Core (CEC). Her work focuses on collaborating with community partners to organize and implement projects that address local and regional environmental health concerns. She specializes in designing and conducting urban air monitoring campaigns and exploring the contributions of multi-pollutant mixtures from complex sources on air quality and population health. Previously, Sheila completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and received her PhD in Environmental Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Event Sponsors

This event is sponsored by the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) and Department of Environmental Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EEAS) of UMass Lowell.

This event is free and open to the public. Please see the event link below to register.