Black Studies, Geosciences, & the Global Quest for Environmental Justice

Event Details

April 18, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Life Science Lab, Rm 330
United States
Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Tricia Loveland
413-545-2751

In honor of Chancellor Randolph Bromery, this event aims to encourage interdiscplinary collaboration, reflect on his legacy of championing diversity within STEM fields, and provide perspectives from diverse academic fields to help us understand the urgency of considering Environmental Justice as central to both Geosciences and Black Studies.

Join us for a one hour dinner discussion on selected readings from:

Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dr. Dorceta Taylor.  Followed by a group discussion with the panel.

Panelists:
Dr. Ludmilla Aristilde, Professor and Bromery Scholar, Cornell University
Dr. Justin Richardson, Professor of Geosciences
Raquel Bryant, PhD student, Geosciences
Candace King, PhD student, AfroAm
Cécile Yézou, PhD student, AfroAm

RSVP required at http://tinyurl.com/bromerypanel

Co-sponsored by the W.E.B. Department of Afro-American Studies and Geo Sciences, UMass Amherst