Vernice Miller-Travis Giving Keynote Speech at EDRA49
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
We're proud to announce that Vernice Miller-Travis, Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Equitable Development at Skeo, will be the keynote speaker at EDRA49. Taking place from Wednesday, June 6 to Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City, the 49th annual EDRA conference will focus on social equity in community development.
Miller-Travis will help conference attendees in understanding how the theme “Social Equity by Designing: Designing Connections Through Community” translates into specific policies and planning actions that can promote social, environmental, economic, spiritual, cultural, and physical equity in our communities.
Miller-Travis is nationally recognized as a Senior Facilitator in:
- Multi-stakeholder design and planning;
- Environmental justice;
- Brownfield redevelopment;
- Equitable development;
- Community revitalization;
- Collaborative problem solving at all scales.
She has also successfully facilitated meaningful and productive dialogues among federal agencies, state, tribal and local governments, industry and communities challenged with environmental justice concerns and burdened by historical divisions. Miller-Travis’s active leadership is best illustrated by her efforts to institute community advisory groups and facilitating public engagement in the Chavis Community Conversation, Freeport Forward, the Northern Birmingham Community Coalition and the Leadership in Environmental Action Pilots for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Miller-Travis is also an educator, having led numerous training efforts on Collaborative Problem Solving, Building Cultural Competence, Social Equity, and Environmental Justice for government agencies and local community members. From 2010 to 2017, she has lead a coalition of civil rights and environmental justice advocates with the goal to develop a Civil Rights Enforcement toolkit, and reorganize the Office of Civil Rights at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information, visit the EDRA 49 conference webpage.