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February 01, 2024 CHAIR CHAT

Episode 10: Oday Salim and Abre’ Conner

This week's Chair Chat features a discussion with guest host, Michigan Law Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic Director, and ABA CRSJ Environmental Justice Committee Chair Oday Salim and NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Director Abre’ Conner unpacking the intersection of environmental justice and affirmative action decisions - from Warren County’s rallying call to Harvard’s halls. Watch the full chat below!

During the 2023-24 Bar year, Section Chair Robin R. Runge will continue CRSJ's Chair Chat and host esteemed guests and colleagues for a bi-weekly (every other week) Chair Chat. Prominent CRSJ leadership, including past Section Chairs, will frequently be featured as guest hosts. This platform is designed to bring together legal scholars, advocates, thought leaders, and activists committed to fighting for social justice, protecting our democracy, and upholding the rule of law, and to share strategies for tackling the existing and emerging civil rights issues facing our country.

Guest Speaker

  • Abre' Conner – Director, Environmental and Climate Justice, NAACP

Guest Host

  • Oday Salim – Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic, Michigan Law; Chair, Environmental Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice


NAACP Comments on National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions Phase

NAACP Comment regarding Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OW–2023–0073 

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