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The Legacy of Slavery in the Struggle for Environmental Justice

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105
Nov 12
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

Please join the Columbia Journal of Race and Law for a closer look at the connections between environmental justice and the history of American slavery, featuring Professor Maeve Glass and Alexis Hoag, Practitioner-in-Residence at the Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative and former LDF Senior Counsel. This discussion will focus on Zora Neale Hurston’s book Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" and the window it opens onto the life of enslaved Africans settling in what came to be known as Africatown in Alabama. The panelists will also discuss contemporary issues of environmental justice in African American communities.  

Lunch will be served.

Sponsors:
Lawyers, Community, and Impact, the Vice Dean of Intellectual Life, the Office Student Services, Social Justice Initiatives, Student Affairs Administration, Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy StudiesEmpowering Women of Color, Columbia Journal of Race and Law, Black Law Students Association, Center for Constitutional Governance, and The Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights

Contact Info: 
Ibrahim Diallo, [email protected]mbia.edu