The nation's first African American to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the honorable Lisa Jackson, will be present at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention in Tampa to discuss the work the agency is conducting to protect the health and environment of all Americans.
Jackson's address and a question-and-answer period will allow journalists in attendance to draw on the interrelationship of environmental policy, corporate America and jobs in black communities. Jackson, an influential member of President Obama's nascent cabinet, is at the forefront of a movement the President has made central to his presidency: Green Jobs.
In a special plenary session, "This Land is Our Land Too: Justice, Jobs, and Environmental Protection," on Friday, August 7, 2009 at the Tampa Convention Center, Ms. Jackson will address how much of nearly $30 billion of government investments in energy and environmental policy has trickled down to black communities
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