What: Neighborhoods along the Houston Ship Channel face numerous health and environmental challenges from the industries that do business in and around Port Houston, one of the busiest ports in the country.
At the Healthy Port Communities Coalition Town Hall on Feb. 13, residents are invited to discuss those challenges and share with Port Houston officials how the area can thrive.
This event takes place at a critical time. Because of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, federal funds are available to tackle the climate crisis, improve roads and bridges, provide safe drinking water, and much more. The Healthy Port Communities Coalition is working to identify grant opportunities that could benefit port communities. This town hall will help inform the coalition’s work and allow community members to speak directly to the Port Houston Authority.
When: Feb. 13, 6 p.m.
Where: Carl Walker, Jr. Multi-Purpose Center – 4300 Noble Street #B Houston, TX 77020
Hosts: The Healthy Port Communities Coalition and its partners
Moderator: Bishop James Dixon II, Pastor, Community of Faith Church
Confirmed Panelists: Bridgette Murray, Founder and Executive Director, Achieving Community Tasks Successfully (ACTS); Dr. Loren Hopkins, Chief Environmental Science Officer, City of Houston Health Department; Trae Campbell, Director of Environmental Affairs, Port Houston Authority
Media RSVP: Please email Riikka Pohjankoski, [email protected]
Contact: Riikka Pohjankoski, [email protected]
About the Healthy Port Communities Coalition (HPCC)
HPCC advocates for healthy and prosperous Houston Ship Channel communities. We have worked to expand transparency at Port Houston, reduce pollution through zero emissions technology, and protect people’s health through protective standards and enforcement. HPCC recognizes the importance of an informed and active local community and we provide information and tools for local residents to advocate for themselves and their communities. More about HPCC: healthyportcommunities.org