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EHSP Day: My Earth = My Health

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Zoom

The Spelman College Environmental Health Sciences Program is hosting its inaugural Annual EHSP Day.

Our theme for this year is My Earth = My Health, where we will merge discussions around environmental health and health disparities faced in underserved communities. As the program at Spelman College that houses the environmental science major, the environmental studies major and the health sciences major, it is our mission to expose young scholars to issues focused on the sustainability of human health and the environment. With initiatives such as EHSP Day, we offer insights into these very important conversations.

Wednesday, April 22 | Alumnae Night

Alumnae Night
5 - 6:30 p.m.

Current students will engage with alumnae in careers representing all environmental and health allied professions.

Register: Alumnae Night

Thursday, April 22 | EHSP Day

The EHSP Day symposium will highlight key issues centered around environmental and health disparities. Registering for EHSP Day registers you for all events in the symposium.

Register: EHSP Day

9 - 9:20 a.m. | Welcome


9:25 - 10:55 a.m. | Mini Graduate School Fair

Students can explore post-graduate opportunities in breakout rooms with Auburn University, University of North Carolina and National Institute of Health.


11 - 11:50 a.m. | Environmental Toxicants and Our Health Panel Discussion


  • Taylor Morton, C’2005, director of environmental health and education, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
  • Michele Robert, national co-coordinator for the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform
  • Heidi LeSane, life scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4

12 - 12:50 p.m. | Black Women and Maternal Mortality Panel Discussion


  • Dr. Vonda Ware, C’92, obstetrician/gynecologist
  • Dr. Shayna Smith, pediatrician, Flourish Pediatrics
  • Dr. Fleda Jackson, C’73, health disparities researcher; president, Majaica, LLC

1 - 1:25 p.m. | Earth Day Photo Contest

photo of daisyFinalists will present their photos, and winners will be announced.

Students, submit a photo of anything that represents Earth Day to you (e.g., an Earth Day activity, nature on campus or in hometown, a favorite tree/flower/park, etc.). Prizes are $100 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place. Submission should be made to by April 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


  • The photo must be your own
  • The photo must be recent (taken in April 2021)
  • Only EHSP Day registrants who are current students can participate
  • The top three entries will be selected and notified, and the finalists must present their photos during the symposium.

1:30 - 4:45 p.m. | Mini Graduate School Fair

Students can explore post-graduate opportunities in breakout rooms with University of South Florida, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill and National Institute of Health.


5 - 6 p.m. | "Climate Justice and Health: We are Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired"

Dr. Mildred McClain, executive director of Harambee House/ Citizens for Environmental Justice, will deliver the keynote address.


6 - 6:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks & Awards


Register: EHSP Day

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