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273.73 sec. 001 - Environmental Justice & Health Equity (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Sabrina D Ashjian  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
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From October 12, 2022
To November 30, 2022

Course Start: October 12, 2022
Course End: November 30, 2022
Class Number: 32756

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 22
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 40
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

This course will examine the disparate health impacts on environmentally burdened communities, which are often low income and communities of color. It will cover what causes these health inequities, metrics for examining health outcomes, and how environmental practitioners can drive solutions to these issues. Students will be confronted with and discuss real issues impacting individuals in rural and urban areas of California including safe and affordable drinking water in the Central Valley, climate change extreme heat related health complications in underserved communities throughout the state, and toxic facility pollution in urban centers. The class will include guest lecturers to discuss their work on these issues. Students will write short response papers to some of the topics covered. This course will be one credit and will be held during the second seven weeks of the semester.

Sabrina Ashjian is a Clinical Supervising Attorney in the Environmental Law Clinic. She has extensive experience in government and non-profit sectors, with a focus on regulatory law and legislative policy. She served as California Cannabis Control Appeals Panel Chairperson, after being appointed by Governor Brown. She was the California State Director for the Humane Society of the United States. Prior to that she was a public defender and environmental crimes & consumer fraud prosecutor. She serves on numerous non-profit boards in the spaces of women's advancement, access to justice, and environmental protection.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Environmental and Energy Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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