“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963


This Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day, the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (The Center) and WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) have teamed up to celebrate justice, community partnerships, and the powerful combination of knowledge and action.

Communities of color and low-income communities experience disproportionate health impacts from air pollution and toxic chemicals. These disparities are magnified for children in these communities.

During the last 20 years, our organizations have worked together to document and address issues of children’s health equity. The Center has conducted innovative research documenting the impacts of environmental exposures on the health of children and families. And WE ACT has ensured that this data reached policymakers – at the city, state, and national level – and mobilized communities to ensure that action followed.
 
As we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, let us continue to bring the struggle for children’s health equity into the realm of public discussion, from the streets of our communities to the corridors of power. Let us continue to promote justice. With your help, we will continue our partnership that combines knowledge with action to improve public health in a just and equitable way. 
Or if you prefer to donate via check, please send to:
 
The Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Attn: Development Officer
722 West 168th Street, 12th Floor, Room 1200
New York, NY 10032
 
Please make your check payable to the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.
 
 Please specify on the memo line that your donation is for the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health .
 
With deepest gratitude,
 
Julie Herbstman, PhD
Director, Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
 
Frederica P. Perera, DrPH, PhD
Director of Translational Research and Founding Director
Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health
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