racism_bookWe all deserve to live in healthy environments free from physical hazards with clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. Environmental justice protects the health and well-being of all communities, but a legacy of environmental racism threatens it.

Join the American Public Health Association and the National Environmental Health Partnership Council for a July 18 webinar featuring experts in the field exploring the problems and solutions around environmental justice and racism.

The Achieving Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: The Way Forward webinar will present resources available to communities, practitioners and the public and highlight partnerships working to create awareness and address environmental justice and racism.

Among the presenters is Chandra L. Ford, PhD, MPH, MLIS, lead editor of a new book that represents the partnership between APHA and the Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health at the University of California at Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health.

Now available for pre-order from APHA Press, Racism: Science & Tools for the Public Health Professional is a groundbreaking reference tool that closes the gap between the science on racism and the tools public health professionals have to deal with it in their work. The volume focuses on understanding and addressing the systems of inequality that produce and sustain health inequities.

Moderated by Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, with the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and a professor at Georgetown University, the July 18 webinar also features unique perspectives from “father of environmental justice” Robert D. Bullard, PhD, a professor at Texas Southern University and Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, an environmental activist with the Village of Nuiqsut and Alaska Wilderness League.

Visit the webinar registration page and sign up today!