Please join us for a luncheon with Michele Roberts, Co-Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Health Alliance, to discuss her career and current work as a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.
When addressing climate change and creating environmental policies, it is crucial to advocate for the communities and individuals that have been and continue to be disproportionately impacted, something Michele Roberts has worked on for over two decades. This lunch will provide the opportunity to learn more about the work being done on the federal and local levels, along with ways to get involved.
This event is full. If you’d like to be added to a waitlist, please email Amanda Kelly Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Roberts has provided technical assistance and advocacy support to communities regarding the impacts of toxins on human health and the environment for over 20 years. She also is a spoken word artist, who created Arts Slam @ SsAMS, a community-based arts program created to advance social justice. She received a master of art degree (2000) from the University of Delaware and a bachelor of science degree in biology (1983) from Morgan State University.
Prior to advocacy, Michele worked as an environmental scientist in the government. She currently serves as the national Co-Coordinator of a National Coalition known as the Environmental Justice and Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA) and Director of Outreach for Coming Clean. The EJHA is a national, multi race, intergenerational grass roots coalition of over 30 groups in 13 states (SW, Arctic, Appalachia, Gulf Coast and NE also supportive allies National Black Farmers Association) in the US.
Her advocacy work has been featured in television, print news, and magazines. She co-authored, Who’s In Danger? Race, Poverty and Chemical Disasters and A Day Late and a Dollar Short: Discount Retailers are Falling Short on Safer Chemicals.