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Environmental Justice Field Trip

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey

Together with the Ironbound Community Corp's Environmental Justice Organizer and Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Professor Ana Baptista will cover the environmental and industrial history of Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. The tour will review the social, political and environmental history of Newark's development with particular attention to the racial and ethnic dynamics of the city's changing demographics and landscape. The tour will take participants through the Seaports of Newark and Elizabeth (3rd largest seaport in the US) and discuss the health, environmental and economic impacts of global goods movement. In addition to a discussion of the environmental justice issues evident in the city, we will also cover the intersecting issues of immigrant rights, affordable housing and economic justice. We will see firsthand some of the active campaigns, projects and programs that ICC is undertaking with residents to address environmental justice, including stops at DownBottom Farm, Community Center, and Riverfront Park. 

Attendees should meet outside the University Center (63 5th Avenue) at 9:30 am. Bus will leave promptly at 10: 00 am. The tour should take approximately 2.5 hours.

Presented by The Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

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