Call for EJ Research Presentations from the NC EJ Network

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Sponsored by the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network –

North Carolina’s 16th Annual Community-Based Environmental Justice Summit will be held October 17-18, 2014 at the Historic Franklinton Center at Bricks, Edgecombe County, NC.  Community members, government officials, environmentalists, students and researchers will participate.  The Summit seeks to raise public awareness about environmental justice; connect communities in need with technical resources; support and encourage community-driven research; help communities and policy makers address problems of environmental injustice; and bring about positive changes in public health and the environment by promoting social and environmental justice.

This announcement is a call for research presentations on environmental justice.  We invite submissions that address environmental justice topics from any disciplinary perspective, including environmental sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, journalism, public health and medicine.  Furthermore, we encourage submissions related to statutes or laws that can be used to advance environmental justice.  Although most Summit participants are from NC, we welcome any submissions that have relevance to environmental injustices.  Researchers who have conducted community-driven or community-based research are encouraged to present in collaboration with members of community groups.  Research presentations (approximately 15 minutes in length) will be given at a plenary session on Fridayafternoon, October 17.

Please submit a title, author(s) and abstract (250 words or less) of your research by Thursday, September 4, 2014 to:

Steve Wing
Department of Epidemiology, CB#7435
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7435
Abstracts may be submitted by mail or e-mail using the attached form. E-mail submissions should have a subject line indicating “EJ Summit Abstract.”  Abstracts will be reviewed by the Environmental Justice Summit Coordinating Committee.  Notification of acceptance for presentation will be sent by September 12, 2014

Authors will be expected to submit a final version of the abstract following the Summit for inclusion in conference proceedings.

As a coalition of community-based organizations, the NC EJ Network is not able to provide travel funds to academics, researchers, and government officials.  Community scholarships will be available by application.

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