The 2019 Environmental Justice Conference, organized by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the UW College of the Environment, will focus on issues of equity and inclusive collaboration to confront climate disruption. The theme is "In-Reach before Outreach." The main goal of this conference is to reflect on our outreach strategies and look into community-based solutions. Participants will be able to engage with scholars from different disciplines as well as with local community leaders in a half-day program, including a panel workshop in community engagement through participatory action research and a panel with experts in environmental coalition building.
The conference is April 19, 2019, at 1-5 p.m. in the Maple Hall Great Room. The event is open to UW faculty, staff and students.
Global climate change is changing at a faster rate due, mainly to human activities, with observable effects on socio-ecological systems. The impact of these changes is expected to be catastrophic and now, more than ever, collaborative strategies are needed to mitigate and adapt to new environmental conditions.