Payton Wilkins - Community Resiliency Seminars and workshops

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Payton Wilkins - Dillard University spoke at the 2012 CEC Council Session: Community and Ecosystem Resilience in North America, July 11, 2012

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  • to develop a comprehensive student-focused project with faculty and staff participation, to introduce sustainability and equity concepts to students by students and to integrate community outreach and support initiatives into program activities.
  • To increase environmental justice and climate change awareness at Dillard University and its surrounding communities.To encourage environmental justice education and solutions to problems facing communities of color who bear the brunt of disproportionate toxic exposure.To provide motivational lectures and inform students about careers in higher education in the environmental sciences and scholarship/research opportunities at the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice.
  • SO WE CAN DISCUSS OUR TWO MAJOR ISSUES IN THE AREAS THEY ARE HAPPENING WHICH IS WET LAND LOSS AND ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICITY. The DSCEJ organizes Wetlands and Toxic Tours for non profit organizations and college students.Participants discuss the impacts of coastal erosion in the metro New Orleans area and gulf coast.Participants meet with community leaders to discuss environmental justice and climate change concerns in their communities.
  • Payton Wilkins - Community Resiliency Seminars and workshops

    1. 1. DILLARD UNIVERSITY For a SUSTAINABLE TOMORROW
    2. 2. COMMUNITY RESILIENCY SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
    3. 3. Making Connections BuildsResiliency  Seminars & Workshops  Students for Environmental Justice Club  Wetlands & Toxic Tours
    4. 4. Environmental Seminars, Trainings, & Workshops Promote infusion of sustainability and equity. Introduce sustainability and equity concepts to students by students. Integrate community outreach and support initiatives into program activities.
    5. 5. Students for Environmental JusticeClubPurpose Increase awareness at Dillard University and its communities. Encourage education and solutions. Provide motivational lectures and inform students.
    6. 6. DSCEJ EJ Scholars take tour of Eco- friendly house in the Holy Cross Ninth Ward neighborhood in New Orleans.Rebuild the Gulf Coast Student Conference Breakout Session.
    7. 7. Wetlands & Toxic Tours Non profit organizations and college students. Discussion. Participants meet with community leaders.
    8. 8. Dillard UniversityYouth Leadership Institute The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice teaches the environmental component of Dillard University’s Youth Leadership Institute Summer Program teaching 7th – 12 graders about environmental justice, climate change, and green jobs.
    9. 9. FOR MORE INFORMATION: DILLARD UNIVERSITY DEEP SOUTH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE 2601 GENTILLY BLVD NEW ORLEANS, LA 70122 504-816-4005 OFFICE 504-816-4032 FAX WWW.DSCEJ.ORGDR. BEVERLY WRIGHT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

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