2020 Environmental Justice Summer Virtual Workshop Series

The Florida Brownfields Association is proud to offer a four-part, online workshop series to its members and communities. 

Register today and we will email you the Zoom link a day before the workshop begins. Contact us at [email protected] for assistance.


 Workshop 1 

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali presented "EJ Through a 2020 Lens (What COVID 19 Has Taught Us)"


Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali is a thought-leader, strategist, policymaker, and activist committed to the fight for environmental justice and economic equity.  Dr. Santiago Ali is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation.  He also served in the U.S. EPA's Office of Environmental Justice.​

Recorded workshop is available here.  Password to access:  1g$2W4Y8


 Workshop 2
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m EST
90 minutes, Cost: Free

"Federal Funding and Community Resources" Agencies participating:    U.S. Economic Development Administration, SBA, USDA (Rural Development) & U.S. EPA Region IV

Power Point Presentations:
SBA Resources in the Time of COVID-19 -- Teri Denison, SBA Georgia District Office
Community Resources COVID 19 and Beyond -- Elizabeth Doster, USDA
EPA Funding & Resources for Communities -- Daphne Wilson & Brian Holtzclaw, USEPA
EDA Resources for Economic Recovery and Resiliency -- Greg Vaday, USEDA

  Recorded workshop is available here.  Password to access:  8L.4&7yD


 Workshop 3
Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST
90 minutes, Cost: Free

Carlton Eley presents "Driving Equity, Now!"

Carlton Eley devises policy and design solutions that are community-driven. He re-energized APA’s focus on social equity and expanded U.S. EPA's socialization boundaries to accommodate equitable development as a place-based solution.  Mr. Eley is the President & Founder of The Eley Group LLC.  Mr. Eley previously served in the U.S. EPA's Office of Environmental Justice and was the first urban planner hired by EPA's Office of Environmental Justice.​



 Workshop 4
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. EST
90 minutes, Cost: Free

Christian Wells presents “Universities as EJ Allies: Building Partnerships for Positive Change”

Dr. Christian Wells is a professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) and the Director of the Center for Brownfields Research & Redevelopment at USF. Dr. Wells also serves as an advisory Board member to the FBA Board of Directors.







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