Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: Threats and Opportunities - Part Two
6 PM GMT
April 16, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
McDonough Room 207
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and speaking will begin at 6:00 p.m. A networking reception will follow at 7:30 p.m.
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All times noted are Eastern Time. There is no CLE credit available for this session.
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This program is co-sponsored by ELI, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Georgetown Law, and D.C. Bar Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Community.
The environmental justice movement is at a pivotal moment. Media coverage of issues such as lead poisoning and extreme weather events are capturing national attention. Emerging opportunities, including the Environment Justice Act of 2017 introduced by Senator Cory Booker and Representative Raul Ruiz, are working to promulgate environmental justice in the law. This event will highlight both the threats and opportunities facing environmental justice in communities and in the law.
This panel discussion will continue pivotal discussions from Part 1 of this series, held on November 28th, 2017. This panel of dynamic environmental justice leaders brings expertise from a spectrum of legal professions and backgrounds and includes keynote Representative Ruiz (D-CA). Speakers will explore climate justice, toxic-siting, ramifications of extreme weather events on marginalized communities, and ways in which practitioners can empower and support environmental justice communities through their own work. Following the conclusion of the panel, a networking reception will commence to further spark conversation and discussion of key topics at the forefront of environmental justice.
With a Keynote from Representative Raul Ruiz (D-CA)
MODERATOR - Sheila Foster, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Georgetown University
Leslie Fields, Director, Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Program, Sierra Club
Dr. Adrienne Hollis, Director of Federal Policy, WE-ACT Environmental Justice
Lucia Silecchia, Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America