FYI: HBCU Climate Change Conference. New Orleans. Nov 13-16, 2019

Seventh Annual HBCU Climate Change ConferenceNovember 13 – 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS – The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc. in collaboration with Texas Southern University will host the Seventh Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference November 13 – 16, 2019.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice, coastal community residents, and faith organizations impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development). Featuring: ·    HBCU Student Panels and Poster Session·    National Environmental Justice Experts·    Faith Leaders·    EJ Community Leaders·    Exhibits·    Community Tour Another goal of the conference is to engage local high school students in the activities of the conference. College-bound high school students will be introduced to climate science, within the context of how their daily life activities affect climate.  The sessions will be interactive, including computer-simulated games.CONFERENCE LOCATIONNew Orleans Marriott 555 Canal StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130 CONFERENCE CONTACTMary I. Williamsmaryw@dscej.org504-510-2991 CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP/EXHIBITSThe work of putting on the HBCU Climate Change Conference comes with high costs, but the rewards are great! We are seeking conference sponsors who want to be instrumental in providing experiential learning opportunities to HBCU students while educating community members on climate change and environmental justice issues. Won’t you take advantage of this great opportunity to develop the next generation of leaders by participating at one of the sponsorship levels indicated on the Online Sponsorship Form. Your participation will provide funds for travel, supplies and meeting expenses so that student and faculty participants from HBCUs across the country will be able to return to their schools and communities armed with valuable knowledge, experiences and the resolve to make a change. Click here for the Sponsorship Form CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEEThe conference registration cost is $150 general registration and $50 for students. A limited number of student travel scholarships are available. Travel scholarships include lodging and transportation (per diem is not included). Click here to Register for the Conference

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