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Environmental Justice and Human Resilience: PA IPL 2022 Annual Conference

November 13, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm


Join PA IPL for our 2022 Annual Conference: Environmental Justice and Human Resilience.

The Conference this year has an Environmental Justice theme and will be live and in-person. There will be two workshops each in four regions of PA: Philadelphia (Southeastern PA), Scranton (Northeastern PA), Lancaster (Central PA), and Pittsburgh (Western PA).

While the Conference will take place on Sunday, November 13 from 1:00 – 4:15pm, the Keynote Address by Dr. Joylette Portlock, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, will be recorded and attendees will be able to access the video at their leisure after it’s over.

PA IPL’s 2022 Annual Conference Environmental Justice and Human Resilience will open with a virtual keynote address & response panel session broadcast across PA, which will be followed by two workshops in each of our four in-person locations: Philadelphia (SE PA), Scranton (NE PA), Lancaster (Central PA), and Pittsburgh (SW PA). There will be breaks, with refreshments, between the sessions at the in-person locations.

The Keynote Session, 1:00 – 1:50pm, will feature Dr. Joylette Portlock, Executive Director of Sustainable Pittsburgh, as our keynote speaker. We will have two panelists to respond to Dr. Portlock’s address: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee, Senior Advisor on Environmental Justice, City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability; and Katie Ruth, Incoming Executive Director, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light. Together, the three speakers will respond to questions from the audience after their individual presentations.

Workshop Session 1, 2:00 – 2:50pm, and Workshop Session 2, 3:00 – 3:50pm, will occur at each in-person location and will feature expert speakers from the particular region on relevant regional topics. The topics we will explore include:

    • Faith & Secular Community Organization Response to Environmental Justice: Successes & Challenges
    • Creation Care: Native Species, Watershed Protection, & Land Conservation
    • Climate Change Strategies at the Local & National Level: How to Make Each Opportunity More Effective & How Our Faith Can Bridge the Political Divide

A Reflection and short Refreshment Session will close the Annual Conference between 3:50pm – 4:15pm at each in-person location.


PA IPL Staff & Board Members look forward to connecting with you virtually or after the Workshops in your region on Sunday, November 13th.


November 13, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
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