Museum Talk

Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: Moving from Injustice to Justice

With Mustafa S. Ali

 

Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Free admission

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” For the past 30 years communities overburdened with the effects of pollution have been working to elevate their neighborhoods from situations of injustice to justice. Many have found victories through collaborative problem solving and partnership development, and have built strong coalitions and national networks in which lessons and best practices are being shared across the country. This presentation will explore the trials, tribulations and successes of the environmental justice movement and how environmental justice stakeholders are moving forward to create healthy, sustainable, culturally enriched and economically viable communities.