Flint Environmental Justice Summit draws hundreds to MCC campus

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FLINT (WJRT) (03/26/18) -- Understanding environmental justice and resiliency in the wake of Flint's Water Emergency.

That was the topic of discussion Monday at Mott Community College between local, regional and national speakers and residents of Flint.

The goal was to bring people together to come up with solutions to help tackle some of the injustices people in Flint face.

"We're recognizing that we have to make sure our community is healthy, make sure that the space, the land that we're using is healthy and make sure that everybody has safe clean resources like safe water to use," said Dr. Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, Assistant Professor MSU College of Human Medicine.

A variety of speakers from all over the state and region spoke about many of the struggles their communities face and how they deal with the problems.

A few of those topics include how to heal communities after a crisis, addressing adverse childhood experiences and how to handle and cope with violence in communities.

This is the 2nd year for the Environmental Justice Summit

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