Child Health Advocate & NOW Youth Leadership Awards Reception

October 12, 2023 @ 5:30PM — 9:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Pew Charitable Trust's Cafe 9: 901 E Street NW Washington, District of Columbia 20004 Get Directions

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Honor the 2023 Awardees at this evening celebration with community building, food, drink, and inspiration abound!

Join Children’s Environmental Health Network in honoring outstanding champions for children’s health at this year’s Child Health Advocate & Nsedu Obot Witherspoon (NOW) Youth Leadership Awards Reception on October 12 at 5:30 pm ET in Washington, DC.

While the event is free, we ask that you pre-register and consider making a donation if you are able ($50 suggested donation).

These annual awards honor inspiring leaders in children's environmental health, equity, and climate action and justice. These child health champions have gone above and beyond to create systemic change, protecting children from environmental hazards through their work in Policy, Science, Community, Arts/Media, and beyond.

The evening will begin with a networking and community-building focused reception with food and drink, followed by a ceremony honoring these incredible child health advocates (read full awardee bios on the CEHN website):

  • Policy Award: Nathaniel Smith; Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Partnership for Southern Equity
  • Science Award: Brenda Eskenazi, MA, PhD; Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health & Director, Center for Environmental Research and Community Health (CERCH)
  • Community Award: Donele Wilkins; CEO, Green Door Initiative
  • Arts/Media Award: Kristina Marusic, MFA; Award-winning journalist, Environmental Health News, and Author of New War on Cancer
  • NOW Youth Leadership Award: Manu Onteeru; student, Dartmouth College & Founder, Project Mislead

This event is part of a larger commemoration of Children’s Environmental Health Day. Focused on equity and action, CEH Day is celebrated the second Thursday of each October with the goals of raising the visibility of children’s health issues, celebrating successes in the field, sharing exciting new initiatives, and discussing new challenges and the road ahead.

Many thanks to our event sponsors: American Public Health Association, the Metropolitan Group, the Wilderness Society, Naturepedic, and the National Wildlife Federation.

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