Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC, drafted and adopted 17 Principles of Environmental Justice (http://ejnet.org/ej/principles.html). These Principles were created to build a national and international movement to fight the destruction and taking of lands and communities and to secure political, economic, and cultural liberation denied for over 500 years of colonization and oppression. Since then, The Principles have served as a defining document for the grassroots movement for environmental justice.
This video registers the Tishman Environment and Design Center (http://newschool.edu/tedc) on the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of these environmental justice Principles as it examined the issues of race and the environment in the 21st century. The event featured a discussion with our faculty as they explored the themes of the Principles and opportunities for achieving environmental justice across different social movements, practices and disciplinary perspectives.
– Joel Towers, Executive Dean of Parsons School of Design – Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice & Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management – Mia White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies – Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health – Ana Baptista, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management & Associate Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center
– Michelle DePass, Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center
This event is part of the Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change. For more information, visit https://newschool.edu/nth-degree/ .
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Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm