CONTACT: Sarah McBride
Program Coordinator, Media and Public Engagement
WHAT: Media are invited to join Moms Clean Air Force for the panel: “Ask The Experts About Soot And Our Health,” which is part of our national series of panels focused on Clean Air, Climate, Health Equity–And Inequity. Soot pollution–also known as particle pollution or PM2.5–is an extremely dangerous form of air pollution. Soot particles are so tiny that they can become embedded in our lungs and pass directly into the bloodstream, wreaking havoc on our health. Soot puts everyone’s health at risk, but Black, Brown, and low-wealth communities bear a disproportionate burden. During this online conversation, panelists will discuss the health impacts of soot pollution, and how strong soot pollution standards would protect the health of our families and help address environmental injustice.
WHO: The program will be moderated by Moms Clean Air Force’s National Manager for Health Equity, Almeta Cooper and features:
- Dr. Mozhgon Rajee, Associate Professor of Public Health at Oakland University. Dr. Rajee holds a PhD and MPH in Environmental Health Sciences and an MS in Environmental Science.
- Kailey Kanaziz, a practicing registered nurse in Northern Michigan, is active with Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments.
- Rev. Morgan Foreman, a community leader and advocate for the environment and communities of color. Rev. Foreman also serves as Constituent Services Director to State Representative Felicia Brabec in the Michigan House of Representatives.
View their full bios here.
WHEN: Thursday, March 16 at 5:45 PM ET.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the event page on our website.