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Postponed: the National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Conference

April 22 - April 25


Our leadership team has been monitoring the developments related to COVID-19. During this unprecedented public health uncertainty caused by the escalation of this pandemic, we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone the 2020 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program. It is no longer safe, prudent, logistically possible or legal to proceed with a gathering the size of the conference in Washington, D.C.

As you know, this decision was not easy and comes after careful consideration of all of the available information from the CDC, World Health Organization, the Mayor’s Office of the District of Columbia, our D.C. partners and discussions with the leadership team of our co-convener, the Medical University of South Carolina and the 13th National Conference on Health Disparities.

The health and safety of our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, staff and production team, and of course our loyal audience who join us year after year is always our first priority. Postponing the conference at this time gives us the possibility of having our conference proceed at a later date when more information on the health crisis is available and current directives and restrictions have been reviewed. We will continue to work with our sponsors, board members, co-convener and leadership team to update our agenda and speaker lineup and other additions to ensure another first-class program if near future circumstances and conditions permit.

We will be in contact with all attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors in the weeks ahead regarding next steps. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us at email@thenejc.org. We will hopefully see you later this year.

The 2020 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program and
the 13th National Conference on Health Disparities at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall

Leaders from various sectors will engage in 3 plus days of free exchange of new ideas and new approaches to building healthy communities. These general and interactive training sessions will feature voices of experience, research, discussions, and thought-provoking dialogue. The program format will feature needs and challenges of communities, governments, municipalities, tribes, faith-based organizations, and others with interests in environmental justice and health disparities and how addressing them together can build health communities. This joint conference will highlight programs and collaborations that work, as well as initiatives that will not prove successful. Program speakers will feature representatives from Federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, community groups, business and industry, public interest groups, academia, and other entities. This interactive forum will give conference participants the opportunity to network with a variety of interests from diverse quarters. All conference participants will realize informative and productive resources that can support their individual program goals and objectives. Conference participants will also see examples of approaches that produce positive results through innovation and collaboration. All in all, the conference will prove beneficial and informative to participants.

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April 22
April 25