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Environmental Justice: Then and Now

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC, drafted and adopted 17 Principles of Environmental Justice. These Principles were created to build a national and international movement to fight the destruction and taking of lands and communities and to secure political, economic, and cultural liberation denied for over 500 years of colonization and oppression. Since then, The Principles have served as a defining document for the grassroots movement for environmental justice.

Join the Tishman Environment and Design Center on the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of these environmental justice Principles as we examine the issues of race and the environment in the 21st century. The event will feature a discussion with our faculty as they explore the themes of the Principles and opportunities for achieving environmental justice across different social movements, practices and disciplinary perspectives. 



Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice & Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management  

Mia White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health

Ana Baptista, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management & Associate Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center


Moderated by:

Michelle DePass, Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management   Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center




This event is part of the Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change. For more information, visit the series website.



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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
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