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"I struggled to form sentences to describe Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome. Her base of knowledge, experience, and success span social and economic issues. Her array of experiences are heightened by action, advocacy, an ability to write and facilitation.
If you are in need of a consultant, trainer, or facilitator, I highly recommend Jalonne. My recommendation is based not on reputation and observation alone, but by the success she has helped myself and others to attain over the years."
Rev. Leo Woodberry
New Alpha Community Development Corporation
January 2021. (Featured Speaker) SustainDane. Sustainable Breakfast Series: “Resiliency & Equity in Urban Water Systems”. https://sustaindane.org/eventbrite-event/sustainable-breakfast-series-resiliency-equity-in-urban-water-systems/.
January 2021. NASA – GSFC Climate & Environmental Health Group. Racial Equity Learning Series. Presentation Title: “Using science to drive Climate Resilience, Equity and Health”.
December 2020. Jersey Water Works Sixth Annual Conference. Keynote Speaker. Presentation entitled, “The Race for Clean Water: Racial Equity, Collaboration, and Resilience https://conference.jerseywaterworks.org/speakers2020/.
October 2020. The George Washington University Fall 2020 Research Seminar Series. Presentation entitled, “The Role of Philanthropy: Using Power and Privilege to Drive Climate Justice”. See recording: GWU recording.
(Panelist) Sept. 2020. UCLA Climate Adaptation Panel, Adaptation Research Priorities for Foundations and Funding Agencies;
(Panelist) Sept. 2020. BECC/ACEE/ILLUME Webinar: Behavior, energy and climate change: Who Benefits? Moving toward a narrative of equitable access to the environment we seek to preserve. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VV_y8APNfI5_F97I-y3qVwVZKbGjl39j
August 2020. Multi-hazards podcast with Vin Nelsen. http://bit.ly/MultiHazardsPodcasts.
July 2020. Finding Genius Podcast. The Public Health Hazard of Urban Flooding. http://bit.ly/HazardUrbanFlooding
July 2020. The Trust for Public Land. Park Bench Chat. Reimagining Community Resilience. http://bit.ly/ReimageCommunityResilience
(Panelist) Environmental Protection Agency. Working Collaboratively to Fund Water Infrastructure Needs: State & Foundation Water Finance Partnerships. Webinar. June 23, 2020. 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Recording: http://bit.ly/WaterInfrastructureFunding
(Panelist) Cooked Documentary. 2020. Detroit Public Television and PBS. http://bit.ly/DetroitPublicTVPBS
(Panelist) Boston University School of Public Health. Webinar: Climate change and health: learning from COVID-19. http://bit.ly/ClimateChangeHealthpanel
(Panelist) May 2020. National Academies of Sciences. Spring 2020 WEBINAR on Environmental Extreme Events and COVID-19 in 2020 Recording: http://bit.ly/EnvironmentalExtremeEvents
(Panelist) May 2020. Stanford Environment Energy Panel Series. Title: Post-Pandemic: Building Back Resiliently. Recording: http://bit.ly/StanfordPanel
(Organizer, Panelist). Webinar, Mental Health and Wellness: Resilience Begins with Me. Recording: http://bit.ly/MentalHealthandWellness
March 4-6. C2ES: Climate Leadership Conference. Panelist. “Transforming Cities to Mitigate Risk and Enhance Resilient Infrastructure.” Detroit, Michigan. See conference program: http://bit.ly/ClimateLeadershipConfPanel
February 12-14. Institute for Sustainable Communities: Partnership for Resilient Communities Convening. Atlanta, GA. Panel Moderator. “Bolstering Resilience: Communities Enacting Equitable Infrastructure.”
January 20: University of Michigan’s 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day lecture. Key Note Speaker for Health Sciences. Titled, "The (Mis)Education of the U.S. on Climate and Health." See article at MLK Health Sciences Lecture 2020. Full speech available at http://bit.ly/MLKDayClimateandHealth
January 21-23: ACEEE’s Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy. New Orleans. Panelist. “Addressing Health, Equity, and Climate Change Through Community Partnerships.” http://bit.ly/HealthEnvironmentEnergy
2020 Smart Growth Summit. http://bit.ly/SmartGrowthSummit2020
Killer heat: US cities’ plans for coming heatwaves fail to protect vulnerable. The Guardian. December 2019. http://bit.ly/CityHeatwave
Stretching the Field: Public Health's New Generation of Climate Change Professionals. University of Michigan Fall 2019 issue of the School of Public Health's Findings magazine. http://bit.ly/ClimateChangeProfessionals
Sachan, Dinsa. How to protect your emotional wellbeing. MARCH 2019. http://bit.ly/YourEmotionalWellbeing
June 2020. At the intersection of climate change, water, and equity – a growing field of practice. http://bit.ly/ClimateChangeWaterEquity
Rethink Resilience for the Era of COVID-19 and Climate Change. http://bit.ly/RethinkResilience
March 2020. Commentary: World Water Day reminds us access to clean water is essential to battle COVID-19. http://bit.ly/WorldWaterDayPaper
February 2020. Commentary: The urgency of creating climate-resilient and equitable water systems. http://bit.ly/Climate-ResilienceWater-Equity