Sixth Annual Environmental Justice Conference to be Held Virtually on October 28, 2020

On October 28, 2020, South Coast AQMD will host the Sixth Annual Environmental Justice Conference, A New Era of Environmental Justice – Our Community Survival from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. This year, the Conference will unite activists, organizers, scientists, and storytellers to address current environmental justice and public health challenges. While the COVID-19 pandemic requires the conference to be hosted virtually, it has opened new ways of collaborating with environmental justice partners and communities.

South Coast AQMD is dedicated to connecting with and empowering the communities most impacted by air pollution. This will be a morning that will drive solutions and actions to advance environmental equity and justice. The conference will open with a discussion with Margaret Gordon, Co-founder of the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project who was honored as a “Champion of Change” by President Obama and a trailblazer in the environmental justice movement.

The conference’s Keynote speaker will be California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the first Latino to hold the office in the history of the state.

The Conference will also feature the following sessions:

  • Black Lives Matter – Race and Environmental Justice

  • Youth United to Change the World

  • AB617 Finding Success in Community Partnerships and Paving a Path Together

  • Hearing the Voice of Health Professionals – The Future of America

  • Women in the Environmental Justice Movement

  • A Closer Look – Tribal Nations on the Frontlines

  • Forging a Path from the Pandemic: Bold Legislation for Environmental Equity and Recovery

To register and obtain more information visit: For more information contact Alicia Rodriguez at (909) 396-2311 or via e-mail


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