Environmental Justice Colloquium (EARTHSYS 194A, URBANST 155A)
Diver, S. (PI)
Polk, E. (PI)
Mi, J. (TA)
This colloquium brings the voices and vision of leading Environmental Justice (EJ) advocates to the Stanford community, in order to educate, inspire, and transform our understanding of environmental science. Environmental Justice advances a positive vision for policies and actions that fight environmental racism. EJ approaches involve centering the voices and leadership of marginalized communities in 1) ensuring equitable access to environmental benefits, and 2) preventing or mitigating the disproportionate impacts of environmental harms for all communities, regardless of gender, class, race, ethnicity, or other social positions. This colloquium highlights the work of leading EJ thinkers and practitioners, speaking from frontline organizations on a wide range of topics. These topics include acting on toxic exposures and health disparities for community resilience, climate justice and youth action, Indigenous land and water rights, green cities and Afrofuturism, food justice and intersecting social movements, queer ecologies, and more. The colloquium will host a weekly speaker, and final symposium at the end of the quarter. nnStudents registering for the colloquium will join us virtually by ZOOM.nnCourse meetings will be held every Wednesday, beginning on October 6 and ending on November 17, 11:00-12:50pm. The final November 17 meeting is the Annual Environmental Justice Symposium, 11:00am-2:00pm (for those who can stay the extended hour).