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Racial Zoning & Environmental Justice
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
2017 marked one of the deadliest hurricane seasons in history. Unfortunately, communities of color and low-income communities were hit the hardest, in areas such as Houston and Puerto Rico. But these disproportionate impacts are no accident. They are a result of a history of racial zoning and general planning. And as climate change impacts get progressively worse, these communities will need to redress this history to build up climate change resiliency.
Please join Students for Economic & Environmental Justice and If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice for a discussion about how environmental justice communities are adapting to climate change. We will be joined by Professor Jason Corburn (Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design) and Laura Gracia (Communities for a Better Environment) who will discuss this history of racial zoning and how these practices will affect communities’ ability to mitigate climate change. Lunch will be served!
Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.
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