Thursday, September 20 2018
10:45am - 2:30pm
Clough Lounge (Clough 205 - adjacent to Starbucks)
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Liam's Legacy Symposium: Energy, Justice, and Community Health with Khalil Shahyd and Diana Hernandez

Presented by Serve-Learn-Sustain, in partnership with School of History and Sociology, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, and  Strategic Energy Institute.

Three Sessions: 10:45am - 11:45am (Morning Session - "Ideas and Big Connections"); 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Lunch); 1:00pm - 2:30pm (Afternoon Session - "Policy and Action")

The Fall 2018 Liam's Legacy Symposium examines the theme of "energy justice," the challenge of how to provide affordable, safe and reliable energy for all. Energy justice is linked to housing equity, public health, clean energy, and equitable development, which are all critical areas for Atlanta students, researchers, and emerging leaders. This event will promote broader and deeper engagement with the ideas of energy justice and community health here at Tech. The invited speakers focus on interlocking issues of energy justice and community health through their research and policy work. Khalil Shahyd is a Senior Policy Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His work is focused on the Energy Efficiency for All Project, which encourages utilities to fund energy efficiency programs for affordable multifamily housing. Diana Hernandez is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. She studies the intersections between the built environment, inequality, and health with an emphasis on energy insecurity.

About Liam Rattray & Liam's Legacy:

The Liam's Legacy Symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray, an outstanding and socially-committed Georgia Tech Honors Program student who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just a few weeks after his graduation, in 2011.  We mourn his death, but we also celebrate his life in this annual event that carries his name and draws upon his legacy of engagement and activism.