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Two Oregon grassroots environmental and racial justice organizations, Beyond Toxics and the NAACP Eugene-Springfield, are planning the first Oregon Environmental Justice Pathways Summit Taking place APRIL 9th & 10th 2021. Leaders and representatives from frontline communities will join with scholars, students, policymakers, institutions, and NGOs to hold critical conversations around Oregon’s leadership on policies and investments capable of addressing environmental justice concerns across our state. The summit will host renowned national and state speakers, and create space for interactive discussions, workshops and organizational meetings with the goal of creating a collaborative network and policy guidelines dedicated to Environmental Justice in the state of Oregon.

Framing the Oregon Environmental Justice Pathways Summit – 2021:
What are unique and location-relevant solutions for distinct Oregon communities emerging from those striving for Environmental Justice that can reshape the political-economic structure behind injustices in Oregon? How and at what scale should we confront challenges specific to:

○ Just Transition and Resilient Communities
○ Tribal Water Justice
○ Climate Change
○ Right to Clean Air and a Healthy Workplace
○ Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Science and Data when crafting policy

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Where: University of Oregon, Gerlinger and Straub Halls.

When: We have rescheduled the EJP Summit for April 9th and 10th 2021. Please Complete UPDATE FORM to stay informed about latest news and when registration reopens.

Who: Frontline Communities, Oregon Tribes, Decision Makers, Students, Scholars

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A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali wears many hats, he is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and also the Founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies. Before joining the NWF Mustafa was the Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.

As HHC Senior Vice President, he led the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of the Hip Hop Caucus’ portfolio on Climate, Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization. Prior to joining the Hip Hop Caucus, Mustafa worked 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He began working on Social Justice issues at the age of 16 and joined the EPA as a student, becoming a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ). He most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator working to elevate environmental justice issues and strengthening environmental justice policies, programs, and initiatives. Mustafa worked for EPA Administrators beginning with William Riley and ending with Scott Pruitt.  Throughout his career, Mustafa has conducted more than 1,000 presentations across the country, including speeches, guest lectures, and training. 

He has also worked with more than 500 domestic and international communities to secure environmental, health and economic justice. Mustafa uses a holistic approach to revitalizing vulnerable communities helping them to move from Surviving to Thriving. 

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