University of Texas at AustinDivision of Diversity and Community Engagement

Allying Universities and Communities for Environmental Justice

April 28, 2014

The UT Environmental Science Institute and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University are collaborating to present a symposium and round-table discussion on integrating Environmental Justice themes into college education.

When:  Wednesday, April 30   11:00 AM to 4:00PM

Where:  Student Activity Center (SAC) Room 2.302, Legislative Assembly Room at

The University of Texas at Austin

 

We want to find ways to educate students, especially in the sciences, engineering, and other research-based disciplines, about how their work affects the communities that they work in.  Ignoring the impacts of research or commercial projects in a community diminishes benefits to both the neighborhood and the project.  The impact is substantially worse on communities with limited political decision-making power.  Students should learn how to cooperate and collaborate within a community to gain benefits for all stakeholders. This seminar asks the basic question: How can we familiarize students with Environmental Justice principles so they apply them in their careers and research?

Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to ewjames@esi.utexas.edu

This symposium is supported by a grant from the UT Green Fee

 

For more info: http://www.esi.utexas.edu/news-a-events/spotlights

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