EcoReps Workshop: Resilience Justice
Mar 26, 2021
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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Join us for our monthly EcoReps workshop featuring locals making a difference in sustainability!
Our featured speaker on March 26th will be Professor Tony Arnold, the Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use at the University of Louisville, where he teaches in the Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs and directs the interdisciplinary Resilience Justice Project.
Professor Arnold teaches and researches about social and environmental justice and governance at the intersection of land, water, and the environment. He has won numerous awards for teaching, mentoring students, and research, and has taught or researched at several universities, including Stanford, UCLA, Florida, Houston, and Puerto Rico.
He is active in public policy and community service and has served on many government and nonprofit boards and commissions in Texas, California, and Kentucky, including community-based economic-justice and environmental-justice organizations in low-income communities of color.
Resilience justice is about the unequal vulnerabilities of low-income communities of color to many different kinds of shocks and changes, including climate change, economic and housing shocks, health crises, pollution releases, etc.
Systemic racism, structural inequality, colonialism, and other embedded injustices create cross-system effects that undermine communities’ adaptive capacities.
We will focus on one type of inequality affecting low-income neighborhoods of color: green and blue infrastructure, which includes parks and green spaces, trees and forests, clean or restored waterways, biotic stormwater controls, community gardens, and the like.
Examples from Louisville, Tampa, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC will be discussed, as will policy and governance reforms.
The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL!
We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability.
This spring, we continue our series of live, virtual workshops each month on last Fridays at noon.
All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website