March 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Purdue Center for the Environment for their event “Working Together for Environmental Justice in the Midwest.” This event will feature speakers from the US EPA as well as a panel including HEC Board Member, Dr. Julie Peller.

Join us for a virtual event featuring discussion on current EPA efforts to improve environmental and social justice and environmental health in Indiana.

Part 1: EPA, EJ and Region V

Alan Walts, Director, Tribal and Multi-media Programs Office at US EPA Region V, will provide a broad overview of current and upcoming work of EPA and how it works with communities in the spaces of environmental health and social justice.

Part 2: Current Projects in IN

Hear about current projects that improve the personal and environmental health of Hoosiers. Panel includes:

  • Dr. Julie Peller (Valparaiso U)
  • Rev. Curtis Whittaker (FAITH Farms, Gary IN)
  • Denise Abdul-Rahman (NAACP, IN)
  • Dr. Jason Kelly (IUPUI)

Part 3: Panel Discussion

Led by Dr. Ellen Wells (Purdue), all of the speakers will discuss ways forward and will respond to questions from audience members.

For more information and to register, click here!