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Show Your O - Michigan Environmental Justice Summit 2020
Location: Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor Thursday, February 13, 6:00pm OLLI member Cecilia Trudeau will be host. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/michigan-environmental-justice-summit-2020-tickets-84740474039 The School for Environment and Sustainability honors the 30th Anniversary of the “Incidence of Environmental Hazards Conference,” which helped put environmental justice (EJ) on the national radar for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Building on the momentum of the 1990 conference, the University of Michigan soon became the first university to establish environmental justice as an academic field of study. Looking forward, the Michigan Environmental Justice Summit 2020 will take lessons from the past and look towards the future. The event will highlight the challenges and opportunities now—and for the future—of environmental justice, and how YOU can make an impact and create a more equitable, inclusive future. As part of U-M’s year-long series “Earth Day at 50,” the university is working with local and regional partners to catalyze a mass movement for climate and environmental justice. Now more than ever, justice must be at the center of today’s movement in order to bring about true transformative change. Join us for a dynamic discussion with our panel of environmental justice game changers: Michelle Martinez (MS ’08) SEAS alumna Panel Moderator Coordinator, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition Detroit-based EJ activist, speaker, writer, and mother Robert Bullard Known as the “Father of Environmental Justice” Named one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century (Newsweek, 2008) Rhiana Gunn-Wright Policy Director, New Consensus An architect of the Green New Deal Charles Lee Senior Policy Advisor, EPA EJ pioneer and principal author of the landmark report, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States Regina Strong Environmental Justice Public Advocate, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
Event Type : Show Your O      
Date(s) : 02/13/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 6:00pm
Location : Rackham Auditorium
Address : 915 E. Washington St.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $0.00 (OLLI registration not required)
Event Status : COMPLETED