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Tag: Equity

Article - Jun 27, 2022
ECO City Farms: Promoting Urban Agroecology

ECO City Farms is a non-profit training and learning urban farm in Maryland that aims to sustain the local environment as well as provide healthy food to the surrounding community. CEO Margaret Morgan-Hubbard embraces the tenets of agroecology to enhance food security and access to nutrition to locals of Prince George’s County. ESAL discussed the holistic training practices and positive impact provided by ECO City Farms with Morgan-Hubbard.

Article - Apr 3, 2022
From Physics of Space to the Physics of Community Transportation

ESAL speaks with associate research scientist, science policy fellow, mentor, committee member ,and AAAS science and technology fellow Alice Grossman on her work in equitable, accessible transportation.

Article - Apr 2, 2022
Building More Resilient Communities in the Face of Climate Change

On February 15th, ESAL discussed ways in which local intervention has been implemented to allow for better adaptation and mitigation efforts in the face of climate change. Learn from a panelist of nonprofit and local agency representatives about how they have been carefully monitoring flooding, in particular, to address the needs of the community.

Article - Mar 18, 2022
Forest ReLeaf: Bringing the Benefits of Trees to Communities

ESAL had the opportunity to speak with Meridith Perkins, current executive director of nonprofit Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, about canopy coverage in underserved communities and the importance of environmental education. Learn more about how Meridith brings empowers the local community with skills and opportunities to combat climate change in their own backyard.

Article - Nov 26, 2021
Community-driven Solutions to Rural Water Needs

ESAL hosted a virtual panel on October 12, 2021 that focused on culturally sensitive solutions to providing sanitary water to local communities in need.

Article - Oct 25, 2021
Translating Trust: Community-Oriented Mental Health Care

Read about the impact of the work done by Professor Denise Chavira’s research group, the Culture and Anxiety Lab for Mental Health Advances (CALMA) at UCLA. The group targets the extra hurdles ethnic minorities in rural communities of the U.S. have to manage around stigma, knowledge, and access to mental health services. Chavira's group is dedicated to improving mental health services in chronically underserved communities by working and building trust in Imperial Valley, California.

Article - Sep 7, 2021
How Equity Influences Teaching and Curriculum

On July 27th, ESAL discussed the effect of equity on experience with STEM Education with a panel of professional educators. A combination of anecdotes and lessons were shared to create an opportunity of reflection. Learn how the panelists have worked towards equity in teaching and curricula design, using their individual experience to inform their efforts.

Article - Jul 8, 2021
Acting Locally to Advance Equity

On May 20,2021, there was a discussion between professionals centered around the intersection of equity and local civic engagement. Perspectives and personal anecdotes were shed light on to discuss how they have tackled the issue of equity in communities.

Article - May 25, 2021
Physicist from Appalachia Harnesses Machine Learning to Inform Local Healthcare Solutions

As she attended machine learning conferences, Savannah Thais realized her interest in creating more intelligent models that can address on-Earth problems like opioid abuse and COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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