View the recording of our second webinar of the Building Health Equity Webinar series, Practicing Environmental Justice, via Zoom. This webinar featured Dr. Surindar Dhesi from the University of Birmingham School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences and Jacques Colon from the City of Tacoma, moderated by Jared Parmater, the Environmental Health Program Manager at Black Hawk County Public Health.

We discussed how environmental health intersects with justice and equity, what role health departments have, and what needs to be considered in policies and decision-making processes to ensure environmental health is an integral part of equity. The session concluded with time for an open conversation.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the intersection of environmental health and equity and justice.
  2. Consider the role health departments have in environmental justice and equity.
  3. Explore what needs to be considered in policies and decision-making processes to ensure environmental health is an integral part of equity.

Our Speakers

Jacques Colon, Strategic Manager, City Manager’s Office, City of Tacoma
Dr. Surindar Kishen Dhesi, Senior Lecturer at the School of Geography, Earth, and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

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View the recording:

PowerPoint Slides

Transcript coming soon.

Resources from the webinar:

Iowa Public Radio – Iowa’s redlined history (podcast)

KCCI Des Moines – History of redlining puts communities of color at risk (article)

The Legacy of Redlining and Segregation on Des Moines, Iowa by Kendyl Landeck (paper)

Institute of Health Equity (organization)

Violent Inaction: The Necropolitical Experience of Refugees in Europe by Thom Davies, Arshad Isakjee, and Surindar Dhesi

Public health in the Calais refugee camp: environment, health, and exclusion by Surindar Dhesi, Arshad Isakjee, and Thom Davies

Evidence, research, and publication: a guide for environmental health professionals by Rob Couch, Jill Stewart, Caroline Barratt, Surindar Dhesi, and Alan Page