April 7, 2022 | Catawba College

CleanAIRE NC’s annual NC BREATHE Conference brings together a diverse group of North Carolina stakeholders to learn about current issues at the intersection of health, equity, and climate change and, using sound science, make recommendations to decision-makers aimed at protecting those most vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change.

About the Conference

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Catawba College

Robertson College-Community Center
Peeler Crystal Lounge
2300 W Innes St | Salisbury 28144

The hybrid event featured a series of panel discussions and distinguished keynote speakers focused on important topics such as:
  • Maps and Apps for Health and Equity
  • NC Youth Fighting for Climate Solutions
  • Voices from the Frontline
  • Addressing Climate Change & Health Equity
  • Student Research Poster Contest
  • And Much More...

Richard Moore

Co-Coordinator, Los Jardines Institute, Albuquerque, NM and Co-Chair, White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council
Keynote Speaker

Richard Moore is the Co-Director of Los Jardines Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Co-Chair of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. He is also the National Co-Coordinator of the Environmental Justice & Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform (EJHA).

Richard served as the Executive Director of Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (SNEEJ), in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 1993 to 2010. He came to Southwest Network after 12 years with the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) where he was the lead organizer and primary trainer of SWOP’s organizing model. In 2010 Richard transitioned from Director of SNEEJ to Senior Advisor. Los Jardines Institute is an affiliate member of EJHA through this alliance Los Jardines advocates for stronger, safer and more just environmental, economic and chemical policies.

As a widely respected national leader in the area of environmental justice, Richard has served on numerous government and non-governmental committees and panels, including the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), the National Council of Churches EcoJustice Task Force and the Congressional Black Caucus National Environmental Policy Commission.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sacoby Wilson is an Associate Professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health where directs the Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH). Dr. Wilson has over 20 years of experience as environmental health scientist in the areas of exposure science, environmental justice, environmental health disparities, community-based participatory research, water quality analysis, air pollution studies, built environment, industrial animal production, climate change, community resiliency, and sustainability. He works primarily in partnership with community-based organizations to study and address environmental justice and health issues and translate research to action.

Sacoby Wilson

Director of the Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health

Planning Committee

June Blotnick

Candace Cahoon
Vidant Health

Stephanie Cleland
UNC Chapel Hill

Dan Costa
Former EPA Director

Crystal Dixon
Wake Forest University

Madison Fragnito

Cathy Green
Catawba College

Emily Gvino
Clarion Associates

Andrew Harver
UNC Charlotte

Andrew Jacobson
Catawba College

Kim Lyerly
Duke University

Stan Meiburg
Wake Forest University

Kirsten Minor

Mercedes Quesada-Embid
Catawba College

Angie Shatas

John Wear
Catawba College

Sherri White-Williamson
NC Conservation Network

Daisha Williams

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