2016 Conference Highlights

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2016 Keynote Speaker

Mustafa Ali
EPA Senior Advisor to the Administrator on Environmental Justice

Mustafa Santiago Ali has been a National Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator on Social Justice Issues for over 20 years with a specific focus on the issue of Environmental Justice, Sustainability and Community Revitalization. During that time Mustafa has given over 1,000 presentations including facilitations and trainings. He has also worked with over 500 communities on both the domestic and international front to secure environmental, health and economic justice.

Mustafa is a founding member of the Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) and has a played major role in the design and implementation of many of EPA’s most successful programs focused on environmental justice and community revitalization. He currently serves as the Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice in the Office of Enforcement Compliance and Assurance and Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization. In this role Mustafa helps to elevate Environmental Justice issues to the highest levels of the agency and works across programs to integrate and strengthen all of EPA’s EJ initiatives. Mustafa’s work promotes meaningful, working relationships with Environmental Justice communities, as well as builds strong partnerships to address some of the country’s most persistent environmental, public health and economic challenges.

 Conference Goals

  • Sharpen community-campus partnerships’ and conference participants’ understanding of the present historical moment and the root causes of health, social, racial and economic inequities.
  • Reflect on the potential for partnerships to make change and work toward social and racial justice.
  • Provide an inclusive and dynamic forum to network, share information and build skills. 
  • Build the capacity of communities and institutions to engage in authentic partnerships. 
  • Transform the community-campus partnerships movement by connecting people, partnerships and networks from around the world. 
  • Shape the program and policy agendas and responses of CCPH and co-sponsoring organizations to move us from injustice to the justice.

Conference Objectives

  • Provide participants with a deepened understanding of how partnerships can transform people, communities, institutions, policies and systems. 
  • Reflect on why and how they engage in community-campus partnerships. 
  • Commit to concrete and specific actions they will take upon returning home. 
  • Build connections, share ideas and establish a peer group for continued learning. 
  • Create momentum for and subsequent action through partnerships, policies and entities working to address the root causes of health, social, racial and economic inequities.