Racial & Social Justice Subcommittee

Be the change... GhandiThe Racial & Social Justice Subcommittee (RSJ), under the Member Services Committee (MSC), strives to empower PNCWA membership by providing education and resources, collaborating with impacted communities, and advocating for enduring racial and social justice in water resource organizations, programs, and projects that bring about lasting change.

The subcommittee is pursuing 5 main goals:

  1. Focus on furthering the membership’s education on RSJ issues by providing an optional book club and quarterly LinkedIn posts with articles and additional resources related to RSJ.
  2. Engage and collaborate with other organizations and groups that are leaders in this effort to leverage ongoing studies, share ideas, and further community engagement.
  3. Partner with MSC and the Students and Young Professionals (S&YP) committees to focus on outreach to underrepresented communities and to provide mentorship opportunities.
  4. In the long-term, the subcommittee will take on a project that provides resources and leadership opportunities for impacted communities to improve their water/wastewater systems; and
  5. Partner with the Government Affairs Committee to potentially influence legislation.

Together, we can learn, grow, and make a real, lasting change in our community.

Read more about how the RSJ got started in 2020.
PNCWA Statement Against Racism
PNCWA: Racial and Social Justice Initiatives

Contact Info

Rob Lee, Chair

Brittany Downing, Vice-Chair