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Environmental and Racial Justice Fireside Chat

May 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Kimberly Fields on the intersection of environmental and racial justice.

The fight for environmental justice is intricately intertwined with the fight for racial justice, as disenfranchised communities frequently face hazardous environmental conditions, from landfills to lead poisoning.

As a scholar of race, politics, and the environment, Kimberly Fields researches government responses to environmental inequality. Examining official (state and federal) efforts to address the racial dimensions of environmental inequality through public policy, she evaluates the development, implementation, and political consequences of these efforts and analyzes the role of political discourse, issue framing, and policy-making processes in shaping government responses, institutional outcomes, and political participation.

Through conversational Q&A, Professor Fields will discuss her own journey studying environmental activism and forthcoming book, Just States: Evaluating State Approaches to Environmental Justice.

Kimberly Fields is an Assistant Professor in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies and a scholar in UVA’s cross-disciplinary Environmental Humanities network.

Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email prior to the event. We ask that participants register by 12:00 p.m. the day of the event.

If you have questions, email us at uvanyc@uvanyc.org.

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