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
selected cases, law review articles, case studies,
executive orders, legislation, and UN

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.