Agenda

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Day One - Thursday, October 14, 2010
Booth Auditorium (175 Boalt Hall)


4:00 p.m.    Introduction and Welcome

Hon. Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Memorial Lecture

Anthony "Van" Jones, Esq.
Founder, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and Green For All

Respondents:
Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director/Director of Policy Initiative, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Meredith Minkler, Professor of Health and Social Behavior, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

5:45 p.m.    Reception outside of Booth Auditorium


Day Two - Friday, October 15, 2010
Goldberg Room (297 Simon Hall)


9:00 a.m.    Welcoming Ceremony

9:30 a.m.     Plenary One

Building Power:  Why Participatory Action Research Makes Us Stronger

Facilitators:
Christopher M. Bacon, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Santa Clara University
Catalina Garzón, Acting Program Co-Director, Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice Program, Pacific Institute
Panelists:
Alegría De La Cruz, Legal Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Rachel Morello-Froesh, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
Charlie Sciammas, Community Organizer, ¡PODER! -  People Organizing to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights


11:00 a.m.    Demonstration Sessions: Community Research in Action

Partnerships in Rural Areas

Facilitator:
Alegría De La Cruz, Legal Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment

Panelists:
Community University Research and Action for Justice (CURAJ)
Denard W. Davis, Consultant, South Dos Palos George Washington Carver Center Project
Jonathan K. London, Assistant Professor of Human and Community Development; Director, Center for Regional Change, UC Davis
Stergio Roussos, Director, Alliance for Community Research and Development, LLC
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice: Kettleman City
Bradley Angel, Executive Director, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
Ingrid Brostrom, Staff Attorney, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Maricela Mares-Alatorre, Member, El Pueblo Para Agua y Aire Limpio
Tracy Perkins, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz

Partnerships in Urban Areas

Facilitators:
Michelle Wilde Anderson, Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
Swati Prakash, Member, Students for Environmental and Economic Justice (SEEJ), UC Berkeley School of Law

Panelists:
UrbanFood.org:  Action Research and Education for Sustainable Food Systems
Nathan McClintock, Member, UrbanFood.org:  Action Research and Education for Sustainable Food SystemsCouncil Member, Oakland Food Policy Council
West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Catalina Garzón, Acting Program Co-Director, Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice Program, Pacific Institute
Margaret Gordon, Co-Director, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Richard Grow, Project Lead, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency- Region 9


International Partnerships

Facilitator:
Kim Tallbear (Dakota, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate), Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

Panelists:
Christopher M. Bacon, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Santa Clara University
Perlita R. Dicochea, Assistant Professor of Ethic Studies, Santa Clara University
Rachael Sydney Knight, Director, Community Land Titling Initiative, International Development Law Organization
Ben Powless (Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario, Canada), Indigenous Environmental Network and Canadian Youth Climate Coalition


12:30 p.m.    Community Leaders Working Lunch


1:30 p.m.     Plenary Two

Blowing It Up:  Expanding The Reach of the Environmental Justice Movement

Facilitators:
Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director/Director of Policy Initiative, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Tony LoPresti, Member, Students for Environmental and Economic Justice (SEEJ), UC Berkeley School of Law

Panelists:
Bill Gallegos, Executive Director,Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)
Martha Guzman-Aceves, Project Director, Sustainable Communities Project, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Malo André Hutson, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Richard Mines, Director, Indigenous Farmworker Study


3:00 p.m.     Workshop Sessions:  Crafting the Tools

Finding the Partners and Starting the Dialogue:  Matching Communities Organizations and Researchers for Successful Green Zone Projects
Case Study:  CEJA Green Zones Project
Caroline Farrell, Acting Executive Director, enter on Race, Poverty & the Environment
Tony LoPresti, Member, Students for Environmental and Economic Justice (SEEJ), UC Berkeley School of Law
Mari Rose Taruc, State Organizing Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
Amy Vanderwarker, Co-Coordinator, California Environmental Justice Alliance

The View from Sacramento:  How Partnerships Can Affect Policy 
Martha Guzman-Aceves, Project Director, Sustainable Communities Project, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Tam Ma, former legislative staffer to the Hon. Sheila Kuehl, and Member, Law Student for Environmental and Economic Justice (SEEJ), UC Berkeley School of Law
Betrall Ross, Assistant Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law


4:30 p.m.     Closing Dialogue