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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

Todays Plan
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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 EPAs 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