Summer of Extremes


Summer of Extremes: Racism, Health Inequity, and Heat
C0VID-19 Collides With Climate Crisis:
Boston/Brookline/Cambridge

Three-part virtual convening open to the public on
August 20, August 27, September 3

REGISTER HERE FOR THIS EVENT!
(You only need to register once for all three dates!)
Read below for info about all three sessions.

THIS THREE-PART CONVERSATION IS TAKING PLACE AS A FOLLOW-ON TO THE FILM, COOKED: SURVIVAL BY ZIP CODE.
PLEASE WATCH THE MOVIE AHEAD OF THE SERIES SO YOU WILL BE FULLY INFORMED.
HERE IS A FREE LINK TO THE MOVIE.


Q: What does the Boston/Brookline/Cambridge COVID-19 pandemic have in common with the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave?
A: Our COVID-19 death map and the 1995 heat-death map are strikingly similar - different cities, different crises, same trauma and same survival by zip code.

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of one of the deadliest heat waves in US history. It is also predicted to be one of the hottest on record. With COVID-19 and the massive response to the unceasing public health crises of police brutality and structural racism, summer 2020 might also prove to be one of the most revolutionary. The past is present, and the present is urgent. Is Boston prepared to take on the heat of this moment?

Join us for 3-a day convening, which includes a link to preview the timely film, Cooked: Survival by Zip Code.

Thursday, August 20 - Part 1: It’s All The Same Map 
This session will explore similarities between the death maps for the 1995 heat wave and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, centered in communities impacted by racism and poverty. What are the similarities of these cities, Chicago, Boston and Cambridge?

Moderators:
Nancy B. Smith, Black Emergency Managers Association International
Bithiah Carter, President & CEO New England Blacks in Philanthropy
Judith Helfand, Film Director COOKED: Survival by Zip Code

Panelists:
Louis Elias, Former FEMA Director Region 1
Dr. Thea L. James, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center/Boston University of Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Lo, Public Health Official, Boston Public Health Commission
Sara Benson and David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science
Greg Millet, amfAR


Thursday, August 27th - Part 2: Mental Health & Reporting on Trauma

This session will feature medical healthcare providers, trauma and mental health experts discussing the crisis in the communities, knowing the difference, especially when it is about children and adults.

Moderator:
Carolyn Sawyer, Founder/CEO Tom Sawyer Company

Special Speaker:
Ed Koban

Panelists: 
Dr. Charmain Jackman, PhD, Founder/CEO, InnoPsych
Ulric Johnson LMHC, City of Boston
Courtney Grey, Director of Disaster Behavior Health, Boston Public Health Commission
Carl Donaldson, Founder/CEO, The Healthy Crane
Earl Hernandez , Director of ERTCL, Prehospital Emergency Care Delegate ICRC Jordan
T’Shango Mbilishaka, Educator

Thursday, Sept 3rd - Part 3: The Now and The Future

Reimagining Health Equity & Human Heat Emergency Plans: This session will examine strategies from local government officials and global thought leaders to prepare residents for future safe summer as heat, COVID-19, and the need for physical distancing collide. City of Boston declaring Racism as Public Health Crisis - What does that mean?

Moderator: 
Jackie Glenn, CEO Glenn Diversity Inclusion & HR Solution

Panelists:
Rebecca May, NYC Emergency Planners, NYC Emergency Management
Charles Clemons, Nation of Islam
Shirley Shillingford, The Boston Public Health Commission
Zoe Davis, City of Boston Environment
City of Boston Councilor, City of Boston
Sara Benson and David Sittenfeld. Museum of Science

Panel supported data maps: 
Heat Mapping A project. This map is will be the foundation/core layer, New Heat Map, 2015Dr. Atyia Martin Social Determinants of Health, BPHC-COVID-19 data of race and ethnicity, BPHC COVID 19 Positive/Negative Testing, Housing Redling, Economic and COVID-19 Recovery, Tree Canopy, Food Gardens/Grocery Stores/

Closing Remarks:
Jane English, Program Manager, Environmental and Climate Justice NAACP
Jacqui Patterson Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice NAACP



Boston GreenFest 2020 Virtual is One of Many Partners:

ACCO - A.C.E. - Black Emergency Managers - Association International - Boston Black COVID Coalition - Boston Medical Center - Boston Public Health Commission - Center for Independent Documentary - City Life Vida Urbana - City of Cambridge - Data For Black Lives(d4bl) - Deborah Washington - EPECARE - Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Civic Group -Glenn Diversity Inclusion & HR Solutions - The Harborkeepers - Jacqui Lindsay - Museum of Science - NAACP - Environmental Climate Justice New England - Blacks in Philanthropy - Project Ujima - Sandra Borders - The City of Boston - The Healthy Crane - Tom Sawyer Communication Company