Talk: Environmental Justice is Racial Justice is Gender Justice
Monday, March 26th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Dr, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Forged for All? Amazon HQ2 & the Future of Pittsburgh
Saturday February 10, 11:00am-1:00pm
Human Services Building, 1 Smithfield Street Downtown Pittsburgh, Liberty Room
The speaker, Jacqueline Patterson serves as director of the NAACP's Environmental and Climate Justice Program (ECJ Program). The ECJ Program works to "provide resources and support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue by advocating for:" (1) reducing harmful emissions, particularly greenhouse gas emissions, (2) advancing energy efficiency and clean energy, and (3) strengthening community resilience and livability. Over her career, Patterson has worked in a variety of roles - from researcher to activist - in a variety of subject areas - from women's rights to HIV/AIDS to racial justice to environmental justice and beyond. She has authored several papers and a book chapter covering these topics and more. Patterson holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland and a master's degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University. Learn more and register here.
This community forum will provide space for an overdue conversation about the City of Pittsburgh’s proposal to host “Amazon HQ2.” While the project would create certain kinds of jobs, would they, as leaders claim, be “forged for all”? How would the project impact Pittsburgh’s already severe problems of affordable housing, racial inequity, aging infrastructure, and declining public services?