IMAGINEERING

Emily L. Harris MPH, NCTMB, LMT

Imagineering*
Artists, Academics and Activists

*Imagineering

[ih-maj-uh-neer-ing]

noun 1. the implementing of creative ideas into practical form.
Origin of Imagineering: Blend of imagine and engineering
Examples:
Iconic Recollection/Capturing that memorable moment
Inciting passion and the motivation for improvement
Strengthen human and community capabilities
Collaborative integration of responsible leaders

Today’s Plan
 Evaluations - Please find this one page survey in your seat
 Mailing Labels- Fill out with your mailing address. We will
have your artwork delivered.
 Panel Discussion




Emily Harris: Imagineering
Riki Ott: ALERT
Emily Lane: Video Voices
Tai Lung: EJSCREEN
Bill Moyer: Artful Activism

 Hands-on work station time
 5 minutes of wrap up, questions, turn in your evaluations

Why are we here?
 To forge collaboration, creativity & leadership
development among EJ communities
 Three hands-on activities designed to encourage
Imagineering*.
 Elevate the stories of impacted community members
through photo and video
 Document and map EJ hot spots with EPA’s EJSCREEN
 Invigorate community action and mobilize to alleviate
injustice through Artful Activism

Collective Impact
Artists

Activists

Academics

5 CONDITIONS OF COLLECTIVE SUCCESS
 a common agenda
shared measurement systems
mutually reinforcing activities
continuous communication
backbone support organizations
http://collectiveimpactforum.org

ARKANSAS
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
COLLABORATIVE ACTION PLAN
December 10, 2015

Region 6 EPA EJ Activities
2013
2014
2014
2015
2016

New Mexico
Houston, Texas
Louisiana
Little Rock, AR
Ok City, Oklahoma

Recommended focus areas:
 Focus Area 1: Healthy Air, Water, and Land
 Focus Area 2: Local Emergency Planning &
Preparedness
 Focus Area 3: Grassroots Capacity Building
 Focus Area 4: Making A Visible Difference in
Communities – Crossett, Arkansas

Recommended strategy:
 Connect needs to existing resources within EPA and
beyond
 Build partnerships and collaborations to address
mutual priorities
 Develop effective communication strategies that
include all stakeholders
 Share success stories and lessons learned

Faulkner County Citizens Advisory Group

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships

http://mappnetwork.naccho.org/

Creative Placemaking is
described as a process or
endeavor in which “partners
from public, private,
nonprofit and community
sectors strategically shape
the physical and social
character of a neighborhood,
town, city or region around
arts and cultural activities.”

http://www.pps.org

Chester, Pennsylvania
(Hometown, USA)

ALERT:
A Locally Empowered Response Team
Making Healthy People and Healthy
Communities part of our Energy Future
 Educational Materials
 Train-the-Trainer
 Community Health Assessments
 Collaborations
 National Contingency Plan Improvements
 Area Contingency Plan Creations