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Environmental Justice During a Syndemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Change
November 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum presents this talk as part of its Fall Speaker Series: Climate Change in the Chesapeake. In America, COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting people of color with higher morbidity and mortality rates, but this is not the only pandemic impacting these populations. The nation’s most polluted and high poverty areas are often highly racially segregated, contributing to another pandemic: the differential impacts of climate change.
Dr. Sacoby Wilson, University of Maryland Associate Professor of Applied Environmental Health, will highlight some of the challenges presented during this syndemic, explore how climate change will worsen the health outcomes for frontline and fenceline communities, and discuss how community engagement can improve the lives of people of color and other differentially impacted groups.