This year’s Sustainapalooza, which is student led and organized, focuses on health and environment amidst a climate crisis. To support this event, we have developed a rapid seminar that will focus on climate change and health impacts from a community and justice perspective. The seminar will include a mental model discussion on how impacts are framed (https://health2016.globalchange.gov/) and how community (see this project as an example – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316074829_Addressing_Air_Quality_Risks_in_OpenGreen_Spaces_through_Community-Based_Participatory_Action_Research_Pilot_Study_in_Williamsburg_Brooklyn) and social justice perspectives (http://www.annalsofglobalhealth.org/article/S2214-9996(15)01224-2/pdf) contribute to conceptualizing and mitigating the effects of present climate variability and extremes (weather events) and future climatic change.
Who: Professor Ivan Ramirez (Natural Sciences and Math Department, TEDC) with Christina Marshall (Eugene Lang College, Political Science) and Andreah Santos (Eugene Lang College, Political Science, Graduating Senior, 2017)
Where: Theresa Lang Center, 55 W. 13th Street, 2nd floor
When: 11am-12pm, Saturday, April 15, 2017