3rd Annual Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference


Earth Day Environmental Justice Conference April 19, 2008

  • 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:00 a.m. Paper Sessions
  • 10:15a.m. Thomas Shevory 
    Thomas Shevory is a professor of politics at Ithaca College in New York. He will speak about his book Toxic Burn: The Grassroots Struggle against the WTI Incinerator.
  • 11:30 a.m. LuAnn Keener-Mikinas
    A poet who has published much environmental poetry, LuAnn Keener- Mikinas will read and discuss the importance of her work.
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session
  • 1:30 p.m. Presentation of Essay and Poster Awards
  • 1:45 p.m. Lauraine Breda
    Vice-President and Founder Regional Environmental Alliance for Community Health (REACH), an organization that provides advocates and a united voice for Ohio communities in addressing environmental, health, and quality of life issues.
  • 3:00 p.m. Paper Sessions
    Earth friendly products, CDs by environmental groups and groups representing earth friendly services will be available.

Some possible topics, not limited to

  • Maintaining a Sustainable Community
  • Grass roots organizing
  • Effects of pollution on living organisms
  • Issues in Waste Disposal
  • Water Quality
  • Workplace Safety
  • Air Quality
  • Marketing/Packaging
  • Grandfathering of Asbestos
  • Heavy Metal Exposure
  • Alternative Energy
  • Employment Related Exposures
  • Ecojustice or environmental concerns in literature
  • Effects of pollution on families and relationships
  • Aspects of Global Warming
  • Alternative Fuels

Proposals accepted for panels, papers or presentations, and a poster session. (Attendees need not submit a proposal.)

Send proposals by March 30, 2008; Papers by April 14, 2008; Posters day of Conference to:

Environmental Conference, Kent State University East Liverpool Campus, 400 East Fourth Street, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920 or email to lstew6@kent.edu or pswartz@kent.edu

Registration required for continental breakfast & lunch. (Registration free; $8.50 fee for meals)

Registration Deadline (for food): April 14, 2008