Across America, the impact of environmental hazards falls disproportionately on poor communities of color. Marianne Engelman Lado will discuss the nature of these harms, the legal avenues available to combat environmental discrimination, and challenges that lawyers and impacted communities face.
A background in civil rights and a focus on health and the environment led Marianne Engelman-Lado, who is currently splitting her time among the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia Law School, Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC), to a career at the intersection of civil rights and environmental law, working to protect overburdened populations from environmental harms. Prior to joining Columbia and Yale, Engelman Lado directed an Environmental Justice Clinic at Yale Law School, and served as a senior staff attorney at Earthjustice, general counsel at NY Lawyers for the Public Interest, and staff attorney with the NAACP LDF.
Hosted by SJI. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. If you have further dietary restrictions, email Diana Pedi at [email protected] at least two business days prior to the event, and we will do our best to accommodate them.