The Environmental Justice movement demands fair, treatment in the context of environmental, protection for all people, regardless of race,, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation, economic, status, national origin and education level. It, looks at environmental issues through the lens of, discrimination and assesses how that, discrimination shapes both vulnerability and, resilience. This course examines the Environmental, Justice movement and the disproportionate impacts, borne by vulnerable constituents in the domestic, and international context of government, regulation, corporate activity, climate and energy, concerns, and environmental degradation. Readings, include select case law, law review articles, case, studies, executive orders, legislation, UN, declarations, and media., , In addition to the course texts and supplemental, readings, we will also view select documentaries, and hear from guest speakers from community-based, organizations working to address racial and, socioeconomic disparities. The class will be, graded principally on the basis of a final, research paper, along with class participation and, presentations.
- Teacher: Lisa Benjamin