Past Event

What Is Being Done to Address Environmental Health Risks in Harlem and Northern Manhattan?

October 17, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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The Forum (the Alcove), Columbia University, 605 West 125th Street, New York

Event Description: 

There is increasing recognition that toxic chemicals in the environment, as well as poverty, racism, and inequitable access to medical care, contribute to both pediatric and adult diseases.

The Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health has conducted research in Central and West Harlem, Washington Heights and the South Bronx since 1998 to assess the impact of prenatal exposure to suspected environmental health hazards on growth and development throughout childhood. We Act for Environmental Justice, Inc., Columbia's community partner, fights for environmental health and justice through community organizing and advocacy for legislative change. Join Dr. David Evans and Peggy Shepard as they describe their collaborative work to address these problems over the last two decades.

Event Speakers:

  • Introduced by Mary McGee, Executive Director of the Forum, and Margaret Jo Shepherd, Professor Emerita of Education at Teachers College
  • Dr David Evans, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
  • Peggy Shepard, Executive Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Inc

Event Information: 

This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required via Eventbrite. Please visit the event webpage for additional information. 

Presented by the Forum in partnership with Emeritus Professors in Columbia and the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University