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Environmental Racism: Alive and Well in St. Louis
September 9 @ 7:00 pm
Join Women’s Voices for a virtual program on Thursday, September 9, 2021
Event begins at 7 p.m.
Black children in the City of St. Louis are 2.4 times more likely than White children to test positive for lead in their blood. Black children in St. Louis make roughly 10 times more emergency room visits for asthma each year than White children do. Black St. Louisans are disproportionately harmed by lead poisoning, asthma, mold, and high energy costs—all associated with factors such as substandard housing conditions and air pollution due to living near industrial facilities, highways, and building demolitions. Indeed, environmental racism is alive and well here where we live.
We will explore these deeply rooted problems with the Metropolitan Congregations United Environmental Justice team at our virtual program on September 9 at 7 p.m.
Registration is required; please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGwMTewwsTSIAtdoAGsPaXU8bbY7ievP_uuKGpeqp7hrlTHA/viewform.