Special Issue: 6th University of Maryland Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium
The Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH) Laboratory at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health will host its 6th Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities virtually on each Saturday between September 19th and October 10th. In addition to its virtual setting, this year’s event will differ from past iterations in that it will reserve September 19th for discussions regarding environmental justice, COVID-19, and health disparities. In addition to discussions regarding COVID-19, the 6th Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities will host conversations on topics such as: 1) environmental public health tracking, 2) hyperlocal air quality monitoring tools, 3) infrastructure disparities, 4) climate justice, 5) energy equity, 6) park equity, 7) public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS) mapping, 8) urban heat islands, 9) food apartheid, and more. The 9th annual CEEJH lecture and keynote address will be provided by Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
We are seeking manuscript submissions from panelists who presented at the symposium. Non-panelists can also submit manuscripts on topics covered at the symposium. All manuscripts should be submitted online by January 31, 2021. All submissions will be subject to a rigorous peer review. We encourage submissions of original research articles, reviews, and perspectives.
Suggested topic areas include, among others:
- COVID-19, air quality, and health disparities
- Food apartheid and food equity
- Climate change, natural disasters, and toxic exposures
- Syndemic: toxic racism, toxic climate, toxic pollution, and toxic viruses
- Environmental public health tracking across the United States
- Energy justice issues
- Youth engagement in the environmental justice movement
- Environmental justice and the politics of place
- Environmental justice and NEPA
- Green 2.0 and the uprising against racism: what’s next for green groups and foundations
- Environmental justice and confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in the DC, Maryland, Virginia (Delmarva) region and beyond
- Tools for environmental justice and social change
- Environmental justice and community science
- Failures and success of environmental justice policymaking in the State of Maryland and beyond
Queries to the editor to propose a topic prior to submission are encouraged. Please contact Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, to initiate your query or for any further details.