FAIR, EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL
PETER KNOWS THAT ALL PEOPLE ARE CREATED EQUAL
From a young age, Peter’s parents instilled in him a belief that all people are created equal. Throughout his life, Peter has listened to his Black neighbors speak of their experiences with societal and systemic racism: being followed in stores, stopped by police for unwarranted suspicion of wrongdoing, being called racist epithets and worrying about their sons’ and daughters’ prospects. We all face hardships in our lives, but Black and brown residents face systemic levels of discrimination that Peter knows he never will. We must all work together to dismantle these inequities.
PETER WALKS THE WALK
At Penn State, Peter works with faculty, staff, and students to advance true equality. Peter works with students of color to create an interactive map that shows cumulative health impacts on different populations. The project intends to provide high-quality data to educators, clinicians and decision-makers related to health and environmental justice so that the Commonwealth does everything it can to give everyone the best chance they can at a bright future. They are also bringing Dr. Robert Bullard, the Father of Environmental Justice to Penn State for the annual Colloquium on the Environment. Peter also serves as co-chair of a group putting on a statewide environmental justice conference. While Peter was in Ferguson Township and Centre Region government, he was among the first legislators to move on the regional Equity and Inclusion Resolution. It explicitly reinforces local government’s commitment to Constitutional equal protection.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs for staff, faculty, and students.
History and social studies programs that recognize and teach our nation's complete history, specifically including and centering the stories, voices, and policies that have been left out or swept aside.
Hiring and review processes that ensure that our staff represent our whole community.
Working with our community to support constructive, honest, and deliberative conversations to address the unrightable wrongs of our nation's past and present.