Monday, November 23, 2020

Environmental Racism: The New Jim Crow

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM


Meeting ID: 620 569 9166
Password: 19751

A Global Health Rounds event featuring the leaders of Black Millennials 4 Flint (BM4F), a grassroots, environmental justice and civil rights organization.

LaTricea Adams MAT, EdS is the Founder CEO & President of Black Millennials 4 Flint (BM4F), a grassroots, environmental justice and civil rights organization with the purpose of bringing like-minded organizations together to collectively take action and advocate against the crisis of lead exposure specifically in African American & Latinx communities throughout the nation. Ms. Adams is also the co-founder of the Memphis Restorative Justice Coalition, an organization that creates alternatives to suspensions specifically for African American & Latinx students as well as trains and develops organizations to diminish instances of implicit bias. LaTricea is the immediate past President for the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals and Thursday Network. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Women's Information Network (WIN) Young Women of Achievement Award for Service Beyond Measure, the 2018 "Unbossed and Unapologetic Visionary" Award at the Inaugural Black Millennial Political Convention, and the 2020 Child Health Advocate Award from the Children's Environmental Health Network. She has also been featured in BET's docuseries "Finding Justice," focusing on her work in Baltimore specifically surrounding lead paint issues in housing and environmental racism. 

Michelle Mabson, MPH, MSc is a health scientist and social justice activist based in Washington, D.C. A dedicated and mission-driven leader, she joined the Earthjustice healthy communities team shortly after leaving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where she saw firsthand how the Trump administration threatened essential health protections for communities, especially low income and communities of color. As a Staff Scientist at Earthjustice, Michelle gets to hold polluters and the government accountable and works to ensure that communities are protected from pollution and toxic chemicals. As an activist, Michelle serves as the co-founder and chief advocacy officer for Black Millennials 4 Flint, the Nation’s first and only grassroots nonprofit environmental justice and civil rights organization fighting to eradicate harm from lead exposure across the country. Founded in in the wake of the Flint Water Crisis, BM4F works to empower people to take action and advocate against the lead crisis plaguing many Black and Brown communities.