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For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea E. Garcia, Touro University California
Associate Vice President, University Advancement

W: (707) 638-5272
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andrea.garcia@tu.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2019

TUC’s Environmental Justice and Public Health Lecture Series: Community Action for the Environment – Equity & Economy

(Vallejo, CA) – On Monday, November 11, Touro University California (TUC) will host the final lecture in its free, fifth Annual Social Justice in Public Health Lecture Series. This year’s focus is on environmental justice and public health examining the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health. 

In the final lecture of our six-lecture series, the California Air Resources Board’s Assistant Executive Officer for Environmental Justice, Veronica Eady, will discuss how economic factors impact environmental risks in California’s communities and the actions being taken to increase equity for all. 

WHO:  

  • Veronica Eady, JD, California Air Resources Board (CARB) Assistant Executive Officer for Environmental Justice
  • Audience: TUC faculty, staff, students and interested community members

WHERE: Lander Hall, Touro University Campus, Lander Hall Room A-164, 105 Owen Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592

WHEN: Monday, November 11, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION: Lectures are free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register please visit: tu.edu/socialjusticeseries/.  

AVAILABLE INTERVIEWS/VISUALS FOR MEDIA: Interviews and photos with Ms. Eady, a longtime government expert on matters of environmental justice and tribal concerns, as well as faculty, medical/public health professionals and community members in attendance.

WHY: Our attention to environmental health issues is often the result of emergencies: Zika virus outbreaks; Flint, Michigan’s water crisis; Hurricane Katrina. TUC’s School of Public Health is hosting a series of six lectures by nationally recognized leaders in the field to expand our awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental risks on our health through a lens focused on social justice – particularly the disproportionate risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.

SPEAKER BIO: Since 2017, Veronica Eady, JD, has acted as the Assistant Executive Officer for CARB’s environmental justice efforts. In this role, Ms. Eady serves as the primary internal and external contact for CARB on environmental justice issues and concerns, and is responsible for providing policy consultation and recommendations to CARB staff. She also participates in the decision making during the development and implementation of all major CARB programs to ensure that environmental justice and tribal concerns are considered. Prior to her work at CARB, Ms. Eady was the Vice President and Director of Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts and the Associate General Counsel and Director of Environmental Justice at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. She is the former chair of EPA’s federal advisory committee for environmental justice, the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, and has held appointments on several faculties, including Europe-Viadriana University in Germany, Tufts University, Fordham Law School and Stanford Law School. Eady received her BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California and her JD from University of California, Hastings.

About the Touro College and University System:

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro has 35 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Illinois, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and Touro University Nevada; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news