EPA Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series: The Mapping Inequality Project
Date and Time:
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
EPA is launching the Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Racism Speaker Series. The first session will highlight The Mapping Inequality Project, a unique collaboration on redlining and current environmental challenges that provides publicly-accessible digitized versions of redlining maps for about 200 cities. This project has generated trailblazing work in the area of EJ and systemic racism. Two of its founders will discuss the genesis, philosophy, methodology, and impact of this game-changing project.
Dr. Robert Nelson, Director, Digital Scholarship Laboratory, University of Richmond
Dr. LaDale Winling, Associate Professor of History, Virginia Tech
Moderated by Charles Lee, Senior Policy Advisor for Environmental Justice, EPA
Date and Time: March 4, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST
The Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series will illustrate how addressing systemic racism is highly relevant to EPA’s mission. This series explores how understanding and addressing systemic racism and the roots of disproportionate environmental and public health impacts is key to integrating EJ in the policies and programs of EPA and other environmental agencies to achieve environmental protection for all people.
The first five sessions will focus on redlining and current environmental challenges. Future topics will include: Title VI and civil rights program, EJ research and analysis, rural inequities, and others. Suggestions are welcomed. Registration information for each session forthcoming.
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