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#SEJ2022 Plenary: Solutions Journalism and Environmental Justice
Plenary: Solutions Journalism and Environmental Justice
Saturday, April 2 | Noon – 2:00 p.m. CT
Video recording and chat log.
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Environmental reporting in communities of color often lacks depth and nuance. Stereotypes of who cares about the environment abound. Narratives about environmental injustice present frontline communities as victims, devoid of agency. These stories often omit communities’ efforts to organize and find solutions. From framing a story to the ethics of maintaining relationships with BIPOC communities, panelists will discuss the common pitfalls of reporting in communities of color, the role of evidence-based solutions journalism in environmental justice reporting and how reporters can provide smart and informative coverage for underrepresented communities.
Moderator: Yvette Cabrera, Senior Staff Writer, Environmental Justice, Grist
Heather McTeer Toney, Vice President, Community Engagement, Environmental Defense Fund
Dharna Noor, Digital Producer and Reporter, Boston Globe
Bryan Parras, Healthy Communities Organizer, Sierra Club
Mustafa Santiago Ali, President and Founder, Revitalization Strategies and former Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
A recording of this live stream will be emailed to registrants and posted on SEJ.org.