Environmental Justice – A Conversation with Activist Hilton Kelley

Co-Sponsored by CHA and the Catholic Climate Covenant

March 16, 2021 | Noon - 1 p.m. ET

When Navy veteran and stunt man/actor Hilton Kelley returned to his predominantly black hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, for a vacation after a long absence, he was shocked with what he found and knew he had to stay. Port Arthur is on the fence line of eight petrochemical facilities. Too many neighbors were ill with cancer and children were suffering respiratory illness. Mr. Kelley became an environmental activist and community organizer, training community members to test air quality, fighting a planned incinerator and using litigation to protect his community. Join us for this webinar to learn how community action can work for environmental justice and how health care organizations can support these efforts.

You will learn:

  • How and why low-income and communities of color are victims of environmental injustice
  • How to work with community members to advocate for improved environmental health



Hilton Kelley
Executive Director & Founder of Community In-Power and Development Association, Inc.
Community Organizer, Activist, Author and Artist

Mr. Hilton Kelley is a United States Navy Veteran. After being released from the military, Mr. Kelley pursued his life's passion of working in the film and television industry. He was inducted into the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) in 1991.
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March 16, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m. ET

Registration Fee:
CHA Members: Free
Catholic Climate
Covenant Members: Free
Non-member: $100

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will be of interest to:

  • Environmental responsibility staff
  • Advocacy staff
  • Mission leaders
  • Community benefit leaders
  • Sponsors
  • Medical personnel
  • Those working on social determinants of health
  • Public health workers
  • Population health

CHA Member Benefit

CHA's webinars are designed to offer timely, convenient, relevant, cost-effective education about key topics and issues.


For more information contact the CHA Service Center or Julie Trocchio, senior director, community benefit and continuing care.