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Lead in DC: Problems & Solutions

January 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lead in DC: Problems & Solutions

Students Mariana C. Barros, Natashia Benjamin, and Autumn Dunavant from UDC will present a selection of maps designed to explore local lead impacts and increase visibility of this under-reported issue.  Through the use of data visualization, their final projects juxtapose publicly sourced data on lead pipes, demographics, schools, health facilities and other intersections.

We will also hear about the work of the organization, Black Millennials for Flint, who recently through their work created an amendment to DC Law requiring all public and charter schools, as well as children’s healthcare facilities, to remedy and monitor all water quality specifically for lead, with transparency to the public. We will learn more about the new projects they are launching. Black Millennials For Flint (#BM4F) is a grassroots environmental justice and civil rights organization with the purpose of bringing like-minded organizations together to collectively take action and advocate against the crisis of lead exposure, specifically in African American & Latino communities throughout the nation.


January 27, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm