ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE & CLIMATE PROTECTION CONFERENCE 2023

Apr 24, 2024 7:09AM

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Science for GeorgiaDogwood AllianceCenter for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW), and Emory’s Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER) are hosting the 2nd annual Environmental Justice and Climate Protection Conference. June 15th at Emory Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta. Roll up your sleeves and be part of community-centered change! Attend and/or Sponsor!

Conference Charge: What can be done *right now* to work with communities to move the needle on addressing environmental impacts on health? How can we measure success so that these immediate actions are sustained?

Attendees to this one-day conference receive solutions-oriented information on the dimensions of environmental health that impact Georgia residents. With sessions on environmental justice impacts, translating knowledge into action, and community coalition building, we will discuss, and more importantly, actively brainstorm, what community work can be done right now to move the needle on improving environmental health.

The event will be hosted by Science for GeorgiaDogwood AllianceCenter for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW), and Emory’s Center for Children’s Health Assessment, Research Translation, and Combating Environmental Racism (CHARTER) on June 15th at Emory Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, and also be broadcast to our many online communities.

To spur people to action – CHARTER will set aside funding, specifically for partnerships formed during this conference, to explore pilot ideas related to Maternal/Child Environmental Health.

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LOCATION

Klamon Room, Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

DIRECTIONS

Driving:

Park in the Michael St Parking Deck – Visitors Section ((550 Houston Mill Road, marked by the blue P in the map above). Visitor parking is free for the first 15 minutes, then is $4 for the first hour, $5 for two hours, $7 for three hours, $9 for four hours, and $12 for four to 24 hours. There is a $25 fee for lost tickets. 

Public Transportation:

Emory Campus Shuttles
**NOTE – Emory Shuttles are free to all riders

MARTA Rail Maps

MARTA Bus Maps

The Klamon Room: 

Enter the Claudia Nance Rollins Building (pictured below) and walk toward the elevator vestibule. Head to the 8th floor, turn right, and walk down the hallway. The Klamon Room will be on your right. 

LODGING:

Campus Area:

Emory Conference Center Hotel (0.4 miles)
1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30322
Reservations: 1-800-933-6679
~$229/night

Holiday Inn Express – Emory (1.5 miles)
2183 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033
Reservations:  404-320-0888
~$148/night

Courtyard by Marriott (2.4 miles)
130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Reservations: 404-371-0204 
~$219/night

Courtyard by Marriott Executive Park Emory (2.5 miles)
1236 Executive Park Drive, Atlanta, GA 30329
Reservations:  1-800-MARRIOTT or 1-404-728-0708
Ask for Emory University rate (2 doubles or 1 king for $118 + tax), subject to availability

Areas Outside of Campus:

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel (3.8 miles)
866 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Reservations: 1-800-716-6009 or 678-412-2400
~$320/night

Residence Inn Atlanta Buckhead/Lenox Park (4.7 miles)
2220 Lake Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Reservations: 404-467-1660
~$150/night

TRAVEL STIPENDS

Thanks to our generous sponsors, our conference is free of charge. We are seeking additional support so we can offer travel stipends. Please check back in the spring for details.

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsors enable us to provide travel stipends, produce high-quality videos, and keep the momentum going.

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REGISTER

Please register here. As we get closer to the event we will send updated location details.

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AGENDA

The Agenda will be formalized in March. The agenda will be a mix of talks and interactive working sessions. The goal is to walk away with pragmatic ideas and budding partnerships!