When:
March 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2019-03-31T11:00:00-04:00
2019-03-31T12:00:00-04:00
Where:
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
1901 E Jefferson St
Rockville
MD 20852
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP:  FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Upcoming March 31st Adult Group on Environmental Justice, Hosted by IFFP’s Environmental Working Group
On March 31st, Jessica M. Loya, National Policy Director for GreenLatinos, will lead an important adult group on environmental justice. Environmental justice relates to the fact communities of color and poor communities suffer from an unjustly high level of harm from pollution and environmental degradation and are rarely given influence over the environmental decisions that impact their communities. GreenLatinos is a national non-profit that convenes a board coalition of Latino leaders committed to addressing national, regional, and local environmental, natural resources and conservation issues that significantly affect the health and welfare of the Latino community in the U.S. As the Policy Director, Ms. Loya promotes GreenLatinos’ policy goals in the areas of clean water, public lands access & protections, climate, clean air, and environmental justice, in Washington, D.C. She works to create opportunities for local advocates to engage with Congress and the Administration. Jessica enjoys hiking, camping, and birding and has made it her lifetime goal to visit all 58 National Parks. She serves on the board of California Wilderness Coalition, a CA nonprofit, and the National Park Conservation Association’s Next Generation Advisory Council.  For more information on GreenLatinos, see http://www.greenlatinos.org/press_room.