Regional Livability Summit 2014
Pathways to Prosperity: Advancing Economic Justice
Friday, October 3, 2014
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union (1825 SW Broadway)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Antwi Akom
Antwi Akom is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sociology, Public Health, and STEM Education at San Francisco State. In addition, Dr. Akom co-founded and is Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED). He is a social change activist within low-income and communities of color for over 20 years, he is world renowned as an educational, environmental and economic justice leader.
Dr. Akom’s research focuses on the links between race, environmental health, and educational equity in cities and schools; the role of the green economy in facilitating pathways out of poverty for vulnerable populations; and the role of local knowledge in the production of environmental health and educational equity.
About the Regional Livability Summit:
The Regional Livability Summit is an annual gathering of local leaders and community members, including leaders from community based organizations, students, government, and elected officials. The theme this year is Pathways to Prosperity: Advancing Economic Justice.
You can help CLF make the Regional Livability Summit a success! We have plenty of positions available on our detailed volunteer sign-up form. By volunteering, you will receive free registration to the event as well as complimentary meals. Click here to sign-up to be one of the 2014 Regional Livability Summit volunteers.
About the Coalition for a Livable Future:
The Coalition for a Livable Future (CLF) unites over 100 diverse organizations and hundreds of individuals to promote healthy and sustainable communities. By connecting issues, people and organizations, CLF empowers communities to take action together to shape the big decisions affecting the Portland region’s future.