Advancing Environmental Justice: 2018 EJ Law & Policy Convening – Saturday, April 7 at 12pm
Interested in advancing environmental justice? Join us at the 2018 EJ Law & Policy Convening: Advancing Environmental Justice on Saturday, April 7 from Noon to 6:15pm. The event will begin with lunch and will be divided into three panels with audience participation encouraged throughout the day. The convening looks to take a deep dive into environmental justice strategies in the Trump era. It begins with a panel on big picture ideas and is followed by discussions of civil rights strategies and capacity and coalition building for environmental justice work.
Students at the Yale Law School Environmental Justice Clinic and the Vermont Law School Environmental Justice Law Society have teamed up to organize the Convening to further a strategic conversation about legal and policy efforts to advance environmental justice. Its focus will be on environmental justice law and policy.
The convening will take place on Saturday April 7 at the School of Public Health at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Panelists include community, academic, and government leaders and activists. Lunch will be provided.
The morning of the convening, we will also be taking a group to Fair Haven on an EJ Community Tour. The tour is led by Lee Cruz, Community Outreach Director for the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven. The tour will be an opportunity to learn about the community of Fair Haven and the environmental burdens they are dealing with, and the work they are doing to stand up for their community and their rights to a clean and healthy environment.
We hope that you can join us!
Yale Law School Environmental Justice Clinic