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Click hJoin Dallas Water Utilities’ conservation team for the 2017 DCCCD Sustainability Summit on November 3 at Cedar Valley College in southeast Dallas county. The uplifting summit continues the Dallas County Community College District's tradition of focusing on solutions. The free, community-centered event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register today at www.dcccd.edu/SustainabilitySummit
This year’s theme: environmental justice and resilience
Keynote speaker Mustafa Santiago Ali is a national leader on environmental and social justice. He will kick off the event with his address, “Moving Vulnerable Communities From Surviving to Thriving.”
Ali leads the strategic direction, expansion and operation of the Hip Hop Caucus’ portfolio on climate, environmental justice and community revitalization. The Hip Hop Caucus is civil and human rights organization linking culture, communities and celebrities for positive change.
Ali joined the Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he served as the assistant associate administrator for environmental justice and senior advisor for environmental justice and community revitalization. In 2010, Ali served as the environmental justice lead for the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, which created the worst oil spill in American history.
More than 20 breakouts, workshops and interactive sessions
After Ali’s presentation, attendees can choose from a variety of breakout sessions covering healthy living, environmental integrity, economic vitality, social responsibility and justice.
Attendees will also have a chance for broader discussions during the specialized “Synergy Sessions,” and workshops including:
Ready to register? Visit www.dcccd.edu/SustainabilitySummit (Participants who register by October 30 will be provided with lunch.)
For more information about the DCCCD Sustainability Summit on November 3, contact Maria Boccalandro, sustainability program director at Cedar Valley College, by phone at 972-860-5204 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.