At the Crossroads of Protest and Participation: Three Decades of Environmental Justice Activism

Starts:
2:30 pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Ends:
3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Location:
CAS 132
Seminar Series on Race, Justice, & Environment features Tracy Perkins, Howard University // At the Crossroads tells the story of the changing environmental justice movement in California during three decades of struggle. Contrary to widespread assumptions that the environmental justice movement is primarily a grassroots, outsider movement, the book shows how activists have moved away from disruptive “outsider” political tactics to “insider” political tactics. It similarly challenges the notion that the environmental justice movement began in the American south and spread outwards. Instead, it shows how the movement bubbled up simultaneously in multiple places by showcasing its long history in California. // Sponsored by the Department of Earth & Environment