May 19, 2020 11:00 am-12:00 pm
The climate crisis is having immediate and disproportionate impacts on the health and well-being of people of color and low-income communities. As health disparities are being exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis, 2019 was recorded as the second hottest year on the planet. Using transportation justice as a lens, the session will highlight strategies being utilized for cross-sector solutions to tackle emissions reduction, chronic air pollution, and respiratory health — including how air pollution health impacts intersect with the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing the gravity of these multifaceted impacts is requiring innovative approaches that bridge across national and place-based foundations, work in support of community-based visions, and leverage government investments.
This webinar will explore how investing in frontline community leadership priorities can result in effective actions toward climate resiliency and community health. The discussion will be informed by an important new report on funder and nonprofit work in the climate, health and equity arena, produced in partnership with seven philanthropy serving organizations.
- Katie Byerly, Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation (Welcome Remarks)
- Yana Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs, California Environmental Protection Agency
- Diane Takvorian, Executive Director, Environmental Health Coalition
- Katie Valenzuela, Policy and Political Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance
- Gisele Fong, Program Manager, The California Endowment (Moderator)