July Membership Meeting: Town Hall on Extreme Heat & COVID-19 in NYC


Learn About the Potentially Deadly Threat of Extreme Heat During the Summer of COVID-19 & Discuss Our Community-Driven Policy Recommendations to Address This Threat

Summer is here, and even though the city has started to reopen, not everyone feels safe outside. But the heat is here as well, and that is making it increasingly difficult – even dangerous – for many of us to stay indoors.

We will have a Town Hall discussion on the combined threat of extreme heat and COVID-19, with speakers including:

  • Carolyn Olsen, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Jainey Bavishi, Director, Mayor’s Office of Resiliency
  • Tanya Jones, Director of Energy Assistance and Community Development, HeartShare Human Services
  • Sonal Jessel, WE ACT’s Heat Policy & Advocacy Coordinator

We will also discuss some of the policy recommendations our Climate Justice Working Group has been developing. We would like to hear your input before we present them to City Hall and the State Capitol.

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Attendees who register will be sent the Zoom link prior to the meeting. If you have questions, or are not familiar with Zoom, contact Marquis Jenkins at marquis@weact.org or 646-341-2588.


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