Top EPA and Department of Justice Officials to Visit West Atlanta Neighborhoods
Top officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC will visit West Atlanta neighborhoods as a part of an Environmental Justice tour this Friday, December 3rd. Tour leaders include WAWA's Director of Environmental Education, Darryl Haddock, WAWA Board Chair, Na'Taki Osborne Jelks, and Tony Torrence, President of the Community Improvement Association. The tour will highlight environmental justice issues in the English Avenue/Vine City communities as well as other environmental stressors in Northwest Atlanta's Proctor Creek Watershed.
While in Atlanta, the officials will also discuss environmental health concerns in NPU-V with Dr. Yomi Noibi, Executive Director of Eco-Action, an EPA CARE grant recipient and food deserts and environmental justice with Rev. Richard Bright, Pastor of the Atlanta Good Shepherd Community Church in West End. The visit will end her with a Department of Justice Listening Session at the Clark Atlanta University Science Research Building Auditorium from 3:00 pm -5:00 pm. The listening session will be hosted by the CAU Environmental Justice Resource Center. Community advocates with environmental justice concerns in Metropolitan Atlanta are invited to attend.