The 2020 Environmental Justice Conference, hosted by the College of the Environment's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion office, works to bring awareness on environmental and climate justice initiatives, as well as to create a space for dialogue across scales, affiliations, and worldviews. This is the third annual version of the conference, and the first to be held entirely online. The conference will be Tuesday, May 18, from 1-5 p.m.
To participate, RSVP at the link below and an email will be sent the day before the conference with login details.
The conference's keynote speaker is Christopher Schell, Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at UW Tacoma. He will be followed by two workshop blocks.
Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to humanity. Unfortunately, not all of us are impacted the same; communities of color and underprivileged groups are the most impacted by the effects of climate change due to systemic inequities. The 2020 Environmental Justice Conference entails to bring awareness on environmental and climate justice initiatives, as well as to create a space for dialogue across scales, affiliations, and worldviews. Through different workshops, participants will be able to explore approaches of inclusive and meaningful engagement through innovation and collaboration.