Tseming Yang, Christopher Bacon
October 11, 2016 | 4 – 5:15pm
St Clare Room, Library/Learning Commons, Santa Clara University
Almost 35 years have passed since protests in Warren County, NC against the siting of a toxic waste disposal facility in a predominantly African-American community trained nationwide attention on the emerging environmental justice movement. Even as the term of the country’s first African -American President comes to an end, however, the goal of environmental justice remains unfulfilled. The talk will review the history of the movement, how it has changed perspectives on the role of race and equity in environmentalism and regulatory policy, and some of the remaining key challenges that face the next Administration.
The 2016-2018 Bannan Institute: Is There A Common Good in Our Common Home? A Summons to Solidarity will explore pressing issues of racial and ethnic justice, economic justice, gender justice, and environmental justice facing our world today, and advance the Jesuit, Catholic vocation of SCU, building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.