Moving Forward: Healthy solutions for communities impacts by trade, ports and goods movement (Moving Forward)

Venue: Carson Community Center

Location: Carson, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 30, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 01, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2007
Early Registration Date: Oct 01, 2007
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"Moving Forward" will provide an opportunity to learn about the current health research related to air pollution and ports/goods movement, to hear from communities about health-related concerns and efforts related to ports and goods movement, and to work together to develop strategies on preventing and reducing those health impacts.

Day 1: Friday, November 30, 2007

Themes: 1. Health Concerns & Latest Research Findings, and 2. Successes/Challenges for Protecting Health

Day 1, Friday, November 30th will focus on the latest research findings and community concerns about the health impacts of goods movement. A panel of scientists will share information about recent health studies, and community members will share their successes and challenges in their efforts to protect community health. There will also be open microphone sessions to allow comment from conference participants, and breakout sessions for participants to meet and discuss the issues. 

Day 2: Saturday, December 1, 2007

Themes: 1. Building Bridges, Solutions & Strategies for Change, and 2. Ratifying a Platform & Plan of Action

Day 2, Saturday, December 1st will focus on building bridges, solutions and strategies for change. A panel of academic, labor, environmental, and community representatives will discuss the economic issues related to goods movement. During breakout sessions, conference participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics such as outreach tools, bridging the gap between environmental, labor, and community groups, climate change, globalization, alternative technologies and strategies, and media strategy. Conference participants will come together at the end of the day to develop an alternative vision for their communities, and ratify a platform and plan of action around goods movement related environmental/community health issues.


801 East Carson St
United States