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MLK Jr. Day Environmental Justice Event Examines urban greening and community safety

March 11, 2022
screenshot of MLK Environmental Justice Event session on youtube

In partnership with the Office of Social Equity & Community and University City (UC) Green, Penn Sustainability hosted the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Environmental Justice event on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Kiasha Huling, Director of UC Green; Lori Hayes, Director of Urban Forestry at the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks & Recreation; and John MacDonald, Professor of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania engaged in a virtual panel discussion moderated by Scott Filkin, Director of Penn's Office of Social Equity and Community, where they discussed the important relationship between urban greening and community safety and well-being, the inequities in access to urban greenspace for communities of color, and local lessons from West Philadelphia. View the recording on our YouTube Channel.


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