Meeting of the Consortium for Community-Based Science: "Environmental Inequalities in Philadelphia"

Date: March 30, 2011
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Othmer Alcove Conference Room, 3rd floor

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
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Join us for a monthly networking event geared to build collaborations and address Greater Philadelphia–area environmental hazards. This month's meeting will feature Diane Sicotte, associate professor of sociology at Drexel University. 

About the Speaker:

Diane Sicotte is an associate professor of sociology at Drexel University. Her research focuses on social and environmental inequalities, and environmental injustice. Recent research projects include identifying the Philadelphia-area communities most burdened with environmental hazards; an analysis of social characteristics that coincide with living near the most hazardous facilities in the Philadelphia area; and studies of environmental injustice in inner-city Phoenix and an Arizona copper mining town.  

She teaches a variety of courses at Drexel on topics including environmental justice, sociology of the environment, sociology of disasters, urban sociology, and women and men in a changing society. She holds an M.A. and a Ph.D., both is sociology, from Arizona State University and a B.S. in sociology from Portland State University.

About the Consortium: 

The Consortium for Community-Based Science aims to develop technical resources for neighborhoods concerned about local environmental hazards. Monthly networking sessions bring together:

  • Nonprofit environmental-justice advocates;
  • University researchers and other technical professionals with environmental and public-health expertise; and
  • Public- and private-sector sponsors of local environmental research and action.

Held on the last Wednesday of every month, these sessions provide a forum for participants to share information about potential community-based research projects and upcoming grant opportunities as well as a chance to form working partnerships that address specific local environmental issues.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact CHF's Environmental History and Policy Program at

Consortium Members:

CHF's Environmental History and Policy Program

The Public Health and Environmental Justice Law Clinic, The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

Clean Air Council

Current Projects:

Air Quality in Hunting Park
Aims: Measure levels of particulate matter and other air pollutants with potential human-health effects in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Participants: Hunting Park Stakeholders Group, The Public Health and Environmental Justice Law Clinic, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Clean Air Council, and Drexel University College of Engineering’s EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) Program.

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