PA DEP Secretary to Speak at Penn State Brandywine April 1 at Social Justice Fair
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell will speak at Penn State Brandywine on April 1 about environmental racism and justice.
The event will be held noon-1:20 p.m. on campus in the Student Union and by Zoom.
The program is open to the public. Registration is required to attend virtually. More details and the registration link are available online at engage.bw.psu.edu/social-justice-fair.
McDonnell has served as DEP secretary since 2016. His career with DEP began in 1998 and he has served several roles with the Environmental Council of the States.
A native of Philadelphia, McDonnell received his master’s degree in political science from Lehigh University and his bachelor’s degree from DeSales University.
Environmental racism and justice are the focus of this year’s social justice fair organized by Penn State Brandywine’s Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement and Student Affairs office. The weeklong series of events, held March 28-April 1, will explore the global and local aspects of environmental racism and justice and includes interactive sessions with activists, student leaders, storytellers, Brandywine professors and public officials.
Many of the events are open to the public. Details are available at the website.
Penn State Brandywine is located at 25 Yearsley Mill Road, in Media.
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