Oct 26: Environmental Justice Then and Now (N Series, RSVP)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Student Center
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Please RSVP

Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC, drafted and adopted 17 Principles of Environmental Justice. These Principles were created to build a national and international movement to fight the destruction and taking of lands and communities and to secure political, economic, and cultural liberation denied for over 500 years of colonization and oppression. Since then, The Principles have served as a defining document for the grassroots movement for environmental justice.

Join us on the 25th Anniversary of the adoption of these environmental justice Principles as we examine the issues of race and the environment in the 21st century. The event will feature a discussion with our faculty as they explore the themes of the Principles and opportunities for achieving environmental justice across different social movements, practices, and disciplinary perspectives.


Maya Wiley, Senior Vice President for Social Justice
Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management
J.D., Columbia University School of Law
Mia White, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Ph.D, Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health

M.D., Medicine, Columbia University

Ana Baptista, Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
Associate Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center
Ph.D, Urban Planning, Rutgers University

Moderated by

Michelle DePass, Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Director of the Tishman Environment and Design Center
Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management
J.D., Fordham University School of Law