Environmental Justice Panel Discussion
Holy Covenant Advocates for Justice and Peace will present a panel discussion via Zoom on Environmental Justice, often referred to as Environmental Racism. The Zoom invitation is below.
The Advocates are very excited about this program and hope you attend.
Rev. Andrew Fiser, an Associate Director of the Center for Missional Outreach at our North Texas Conference will moderate the panel. Rev. Andrew Fiser works with local churches and leaders across The North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church as they develop efforts to love their neighbors through ministries of justice, compassion, and anti-racism. Andrew is from Little Rock and now lives with his family in Grapevine, Texas.
Environmental Justice Panelists-
Professor Evelyn Mayo, the chairperson of Downwinders At Risk; an experienced community educator with a demonstrated history of working with low-income people on housing, environmental and community advocacy concerns. Evy is skilled in Grassroots Organizing, Facilitation, Environmental Justice, and Strategic Advocacy. She is a strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Columbia University focused on Environmental Science, Concentration in Race and Ethnicity from Barnard College. Currently, she serves as board chair for Downwinders at Risk and is an Adjunct Professor at Paul Quinn College while continuing her studies at UTA’s Public Planning School.
Misti O’Quinn, the Dallas Organizer for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign; a resident of Dallas Texas, and mother of 3. Two of her three children have been plagued by asthma since birth. Her Personal battles with respiratory illness led the way for her participation in the fight for clean air in Dallas. Misti is the PM (Particulate matter) committee chair with Downwinders at Risk. She has also appeared in the short film The Air We Breath Tomorrow, and the Radical Media film From the Ashes, both about the effects of coal pollution in Dallas.
Olinka Green, an environmental activist at the local, state, and national levels; has been working on numerous issues, including air quality, climate , primarily with the Dallas Sierra Club, Al Gore’s Climate Reality leadership Corps. Olinka Green serves as a Texas Delegate for the Poor Peoples Campaign.
Dr. Sharon Harris, an Instructor of English at TCU where she teaches literature (the ancient world to the Renaissance) and composition with a focus on the rhetoric of science and on propaganda analysis. Her research treats the arguments of environmental advocacy groups in their attempt to enlist support and affect policy decisions. Having participated in the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference in 2015, Harris is currently working on a collection of creative nonfiction essays on the environment.
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