Charles Lee, “Rising to the Challenge: Three Decades of the Environmental Justice Movement”

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall See map
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Please join us for a lecture and discussion with Charles Lee, a visionary leader of the environmental justice movement. Lee is best known for authoring the landmark 1987 report: “Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States.” The groundbreaking report demonstrated the disproportionate impact of toxics on communities of color in the US, and inspired the emerging environmental justice movement. Lee ran the United Church of Christ’s Environmental Justice Program for 15 years, and later directed the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice. He will reflect on three decades of experience in the movement, and discuss the challenges to come - including nurturing the next generation of environmental justice leaders.

Sponsored by: Environmental Justice at Yale (EJAY), Roots, Health and Environment at Yale (HEY), Asia SIG