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EACs and Environmental Justice Panel

This panel will spotlight how EACs can engage in and support environmental justice. Our panelists will attempt to answer a number of questions for participants: What are environmental justice areas, and why are they important (and what tools are available to municipalities at the state and federal level?) What are some of the gatekeeping practices that prohibit people of color from having access to/enjoying the land? Why can there be distrust of environmental organizations, and how can you go about overcoming it? And finally, how do you build better relationships with your municipality and community that can best situate an EAC to move the ball forward? Join us for this challenging and thought-provoking discussion, that will hopefully leave you feeling better equipped to move on EJ issues in the future.