Monday, May 6, 2013

Environmental Justice Talks at Ramapo College


Contact: Lisa Quaglino

Ramapo College Hosts Two Speakers on Environmental Justice

Mahwah, NJ-- The Institute for Environmental Studies and the School of Social Science and Human Services at Ramapo College will present a panel, keynote discussion, and luncheon on April 20, 2013.

"By Executive Order: Environmental Justice in the Regulatory and Legal Realm."by Rachel Godsil, Professor of Law at Seton Hall School of Law, will be presented at 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Trustees Pavilion. This will be followed by  "Environmental Injustice and Sustainability-New Challenges in a Post-Katrina World." by environmental justice pioneer Robert Bullard at 1:15 to 3:30 pm.

Rachel D. Godsil is the Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law. Her research includes race, education, land use, and environmental injustice. She has written numerous publications relating to these topics over the past decade. She has also served  as the convener for the Obama campaign’s Urban and Metropolitan Policy Committee and an advisor to the Department of Housing and Urban Development transition team. Godsil will moderate the panel discussion at the event.

Robert Bullard, known as the “father of environmental justice,” is Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. Previously Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He will deliver the keynote address at The State of the Africana Professoriate conference, on the topic: "Environmental Injustice and Sustainability-New Challenges in a Post-Katrina World."

The event is free and open to the public

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-- Lisa Quaglino

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