News and Learning
Power to Thrive:
The Intersection of Health, Environment, and Equity
Free Public Talk
December 5, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Waterville Opera House
Hosted by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
We invite you to join us at the Waterville Opera House on Monday, December 5 at 6:30pm for a free public talk with health researcher Ming Kuo and civil rights attorney Cesar De La Vega*, joined in conversation with Maine-based leaders about why the connection of health, environment and equity matters.
* Due to health concerns our original speaker, Robert Garcia, is unable to join us. We are sorry to miss him and wish him a speedy recovery and are pleased to have his colleague and leader in social justice, public interest law and civil rights advocacy, Cesar De La Vega in his stead.
For the past six years, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supported programs and organizations throughout Maine engaged in three broad categories of activity: Animal Welfare, Environment and Human Well-Being. Beginning in 2015, the Foundation changed its approach to grant making in the areas of the Environment and Human Well-Being. A new integrated program entitled, “Healthy People Healthy Places”, replaced the previously separate Environment and Human Well-Being program areas.
We recognize that any time a funder modifies its priorities or changes its guidelines, many questions are likely to arise among those seeking support. Therefore, we held a webinar, open to those seeking information about the Sewall Foundation’s new direction. Foundation staff described the Healthy People Healthy Places Program, discussed its implications for future grant making as well as non-grant related activities and answered questions.