Environmental Justice Community Partnership

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The Environmental Justice Community Partnership is a program initiative announced in February 2015 by the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) Governing Board Chairman Dr. William A. Burke. The Partnership, as it is referenced, is designed to strengthen relationships and build alliances with community members and organizations across the region with the goal of achieving clean air and healthy, sustainable communities for everyone.  

SCAQMD, through the Partnership, will host a series of events with a special environmental justice (EJ) focus. These forums, training sessions, and other engaging outreach activities help broaden mutual awareness of EJ topics, and keep SCAQMD connected to the residents whom the agency serves, so together we can more effectively identify and address EJ issues impacting local Southland communities.   

SCAQMD Environmental Justice Leader Recognition

The Environmental Justice Community Partnership was launched in 2015, to strengthen SCAQMD’s relationship with community groups and stakeholders. As part of this initiative, SCAQMD will host a series of Regional Environmental Justice Community Leaders Recognition Ceremonies, to highlight local environmental justice leaders who are seeking to improve the quality of life in their communities. The events will foster relationships between SCAQMD and the residents whom the Board represents, by broadening awareness of environmental justice relative to air quality, acknowledging current leaders, and expanding opportunities to identify problems and jointly seek solutions.

If you know of a deserving individual who should be recognized for its accomplishments in helping environmental justice communities achieve clean air, please submit the nomination form. Nominations and questions should be submitted to Daniela Arellano at darellano@aqmd.gov. All nominations should be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

Nomination Form for SCAQMD to Recognize Environmental Justice Leaders (PDF)

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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3rd Annual SCAQMD Environmental Conference
"A Conversation on Environmental Justice"

Saturday, December 2, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 West Temple StreetLos Angeles, CA  90012

For More Information
909-396-3511
ejcp@aqmd.gov

Register Today!
Free to attend but registration is required.
http://ejconference2017.eventbrite.com

 

PAST EVENTS:

Workshop on Air Pollution and Health How You Can Help Clean the Air 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm

8:30am - Breakfast & Registration

San Manuel Gateway College at Loma Linda University Health 
250 South G Street 
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Registration Required Link

Environmental Justice Community Partnership Advisory Council Meeting 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

12:00 PM SCAQMD Headquarters Room CC8 – 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California 91765

Agenda (PDF)

Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Air:
A Community Celebration of Environmental Justice Leaders
Honoring Dr. Lawrence Beeson & In Memoriam,  Dr. Samuel Soret

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Registration: 11:00 a.m.
Event: 11:30a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mitla Café Banquet Room
1300 West 6th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92411

Eventbrite: www.ejawardsanbernardino.eventbrite.com

Email: ejcp@aqmd.gov

 Call: (909) 396-2432

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Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Air:
A Community Celebration of Environmental Justice Leaders
Honoring Monsignor John Moretta and Angelo Logan

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Registration: 11:00am
Event: 11:30-1:00pm
Lunch will be served
Stevens Steak & Seafood House
5332 Stevens Place
City of Commerce, CA 90040

Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Air:
A Conference on ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE and Air Pollution
 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Center at Cathedral Plaza
555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
For Questions or to Register
Call 909-396-2432

WEB: http://www.ejconference.eventbrite.com

 Email: ejcp@aqmd.gov

Printer Friendly Flyer(PDF)

Agenda (PDF)

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP 
Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Air: A Community Conversation on Air Pollution and Health

Saturday, September 24, 201

Registration: 9:00 AM
Breakfast: 9:30 AM
Honoree Recognition: 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Community Workshop 10:30 - 1:00 PM

Sea Cliff Country Club
6501 Palm Avenue
Huntington Beach, California 92648
For more information or to register:

WEB: http://www.ejcporangecountyworkshop.eventbrite.com

Email: ejcp@aqmd.gov

Call: (909) 396-2432

Printer Friendly Flyer (PDF)

Environmental Justice Community Partnership Advisory Council Meeting 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

12:00 PM SCAQMD Headquarters Room CC2 – 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California 91765

Environmental Justice Community Partnership Advisory Council Meeting
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

12:00 PM SCAQMD Headquarters Room CC8 – 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California    91765

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS 
Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Air: A Community Conversation on Air Pollution and Health

Thursday, June 30, 2016 
Continental Breakfast and Registration: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Program: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
San Bernardino Valley College – Conference Room B100: 701 South Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, California 92410

 

Share your concerns about air pollution in your neighborhoods and learn about SCAQMD’s services and programs that are helping to clean the air in your community. Free breakfast and lunch will be served and free parking available on site. Spanish translation will be available.

For more information or to register:

Email: ejcp@aqmd.gov

Call: (909) 396-2432

Online: http://bit.ly/CleanAirEvent
Printer Friendly Flyer (PDF)

Environmental Justice Workshops  
Thursday, May 5, 2016 (Los Angeles)

Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Air: A Community Conversation on Air Pollution and Health
Sponsored by SCAQMD, in partnership with Healthy African American Families 
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018

  • Share your concerns about air pollution in your neighborhoods.
  • Learn about SCAQMD’s services and programs that are helping to clean the air in your community.
  • Free parking available on site.
  • This counts as two (2) continuing education units for nurses who attend.
  • Free lunch will be served and Spanish translation will be available.

For more information or to register, email ejcp@aqmd.gov, call (909) 396-2432, or visit http://bit.ly/ConversationOnPollution

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Saturday, May 7, 2016 (Riverside County)
10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Air: A Community Conversation on Air Pollution and Health 
Sponsored by SCAQMD, in partnership with Comite Civico del Valle, La Union, and IVAN.
Toro Canyon Middle School
86-150 Avenue 66, Thermal, CA 92274

  • Share your concerns about air pollution in your neighborhoods.
  • Learn about SCAQMD’s services and programs that are helping to clean the air in your community.
  • Free lunch will be served and Spanish translation will be available.
  • Free Child Care will be provided

For more information or to register, email ejcp@aqmd.gov  or call (909) 396-2432 or visit http://bit.ly/ConversationonPollutionMay7.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 
A Special Presentation of Recent Studies on Children’s Health and Air Pollution

6:30 pm-8:30 p.m.
Mira Loma Middle School
5051 Steve Avenue
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

EJCP Event Flyer (PDF)
EJCP Event Flyer (Spanish) (PDF)

A FREE EVENT (Refreshments provided)

Hear from the researchers directly involved in the studies:

W. James Gauderman, Ph.D. (Presentation, PDF, 2.8 MB)
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC and Principal Researcher, USC Children’s Health Study

USC Children’s Health Study (New England Journal of Medicine, March 2015) - Children’s lungs grew stronger as Southland pollution declined.

Bradley S. Peterson, MD (Presentation, PDF, 2.7 MB)
Director, Institute for the Developing Mind, The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, USC Keck School of Medicine

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles study (JAMS Psychiatry, March 2015) - Prenatal exposure to common air pollutants linked to cognitive and behavioral impairments.

These presentations will be followed by a conversation with local practitioners who deal with the impact of air pollution on their patients.

Environmental Justice for All: A Conversation with the Community
February 27, 2015
Downtown Los Angeles

Visit aqmd.gov/ejconversation for information, presentations and videos of the speakers.


EJ Community Partnership Advisory Board

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