A subcommittee of the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental and Health Equity Task Force is hosting a listening session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, to hear comments from the public on priorities for addressing environmental justice concerns across the state.
The Andrea Harris Task Force’s Environmental Justice and Inclusion Subcommittee is inviting the public to sign up to comment during the meeting by completing the online participant form by 4 p.m. Feb. 24. Each individual will be allowed three minutes to speak.
Attendees can participate online via WebEx or by phone.
A full list of topics for discussion is available on the Task Force website.
Meeting introductions will be offered in English and Spanish. Comments can be submitted in Spanish and will be translated after the session to ensure accuracy.
To participate online, log into webinar No. 2435 790 4502 and use passcode BSv68AYfpE7.
To participate by phone, call 415-655-0003 or 904-900-2303 and use access code 243 579 04502.
If unable to attend the listening session,comments may be submitted through March 17 in one of the following three ways:
- Complete the Andrea Harris Task Force public feedback form.
- Leave a voicemail at 919-707-8626.
- Mail correspondence to the NC Department of Administration, ATTN: Andrea Harris Task Force, 1301 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1301.
The task force, established under Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 143, was named in honor of the late civil rights activist, Andrea Harris, who dedicated her life to eliminating disparities in North Carolina, cofounding the nonprofit Institute of Minority Economic Development in Durham and serving on the state’s Advisory Council for Historically Underutilized Businesses. Its mission is to address the social, environmental, economic and health disparities in communities of color disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
The Task Force is comprised of five subcommittees, including Access to Healthcare, Economic Opportunities and Business Development, Educational Opportunity, Environmental Justice and Inclusion, and Patient Engagement.