Green Table Talk: Lead Poisoning & The Mental Health Crisis

May 25, 2023 , 6:00 pm 7:00 pm EDT

On behalf of Black Millennials 4 Flint, Climate Action Campaign, and the Environmental Defense Fund, we would like to invite you to attend our May 2023 hybrid episode of Green Table Talk on the topic “Lead Poisoning & The Mental Health Crisis.”   

study published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal shows that early exposure to the toxic metal, which can be found in the paint and dust of old homes and even in local water supplies, is associated with increased mental illness in adulthood, including phobia, depression, mania, and schizophrenia.

As May reflects Mental Health Awareness Month, this panel will feature mental health experts, environmental justice activists, public servants, community organizers and policy strategists who work to uplift brown communities.

Host

Kayla Shannon, Spelman College Student

Panelists

  • Dr. Sarah Bailey, Flint Public Health Youth Academy
  • Lauren Owan, Lead Prevention Ambassador Alum, Black Millennials 4 Flint
  • Elise Tolbert, Senior Energy Campaign Manager, Climate & Energy Program , Union of Concerned Scientists

This episode will be hybrid taking place on site  at MLK Library in Washington, DC (401-A Conference Room, 901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001) on May 25, 2023 6PM ET/5PM CT and will be streamed on Facebook Live here: www.facebook.com/blackmillennials4flint.org.

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