PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 1
Monday, April 11th 2016
Las Cruces Convention Center (LCCC)
1:00 – 3:00 pm Organizing for environmental justice in New Mexico (Ballroom 1)
Invited Speaker - Juan Reynosa, Southwest Organizing Project (Confirmed)
Juan Reynosa is an organizer with the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) and focuses on environmental justice and air quality issues. Before joining SWOP, Juan was the New Mexico Beyond Coal organizer for Sierra Club, an organizer with New Mexico Youth Organized, and a Green for All fellow. Beyond his professional experience, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of New Mexico. His hometown is Hobbs, New Mexico, which has been the epicenter of the oil and gas industry in southeastern New Mexico. Juan draws from his Hobbs’s low-income Chicano community upbringing and integrates his knowledge , passion, and organizing skills about the issues facing communities, particularly communities of color and poor communities that are subject to polluting industries and environmental degradation into his work at SWOP.
This workshop will examine some of the environmental health issues prevalent in New Mexico. It will also explore how communities are organizing and advocating for environmental equity and justice to address these public health issues.
We have applied for a total of 4 CMEs, CNEs, SWCEs, & CEUs for the Day for attendees (2 per workshop)