Challenges to the environment disproportionately affect communities of color. Have healthy environments become a privilege? In this session we discuss the environmental justice movement. Professor Brian Lowery talks with two environmental justice expert Leslie Fields of the Sierra Club and long time environmental advocate Tamara Toles O'Laughlin formerly with 350.org. They discuss the disproportionate negative impact of our economy on communities of color.
Climate change, a pandemic, inequality, all demand that we examine the economic systems and structures we are operating within. In this time of unprecedented change, how might we reimagine work?
Given the ever-more connected world we live in, how should we reimagine the economy?
Examine new ways to think about work in light of the changes prompted by the pandemic.
Examine the way race interacts with structures of power, and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives.