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November 9, 4PM ET Global Change Seminar – Exploring the Significance of Environmental Justice in Science

Join us for a hybrid Global Change Seminar organized by the Southeast CASC Global Change Fellows.

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Exploring the Significance of Environmental Justice in Science
November 9, 2023 | 4PM ET
David Clark Labs Room 101 and Zoom
View recording here.

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies (US EPA). While many individuals may not see the relevance of environmental justice within their research or daily practice, through this discussion, we aim to highlight the importance of integrating this concept into individuals’ perspectives.

About the speakers:
John Warford is the Assistant Director of Operations & Training for the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of individuals negatively impacted by pollution and climate change in the Gulf Coast Region. Prior to joining the Deep South Center, he was a Teaching Professor at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University for twenty years.

Alessandra Jerolleman is the Climate Justice Lead at the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC). She is a specialist in community resilience and an applied researcher with a background in disaster recovery, risk reduction, and hazard policy.

Donna Chavis is a leader in environmental and social justice change and practice and a member of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina. She has worked for over 40 years in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors on the local, state, and national levels and, more specifically, recently worked on the opposition to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

For in-person attendees, please feel free to join the Department of Applied Ecology afterwards for a happy hour at Raleigh Brewing Company!