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Over the Line: A Conversation on Race, Place & The Environment

Posted by GHO Admin on June 26, 2017 in Events

Date: Oct. 26 & 27, 2017
Location: Halifax, NS

PART ONE: Thursday, October 26, 7 PM-8:30 PM

RBC Sustainability Leadership Lecture, hosted by Dalhousie's College of Sustainability
Thursday, October 26, 2017
7 pm-8:30 pm
Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Building, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue

Dr. Robert Bullard (father of environmental justice) Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Texas Southern University

PART TWO: Friday, October 27, 9 AM-5 PM

Over the Line: A Conversation on Race, Place, & The Environment
Friday, October 27, 2017
9 am-5 pm
Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. George Lipsitz (expert on the "racialization of space")
The Department of Black Studies

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

What would a different conversation about the relationship between race, place, and the environment in Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities look like?

How can we engage in a more inclusive conversation about the social justice dimensions of the environment?

What can Nova Scotian, Canadian, and American community members, professors, researchers, students, policymakers, and NGO professionals learn from one another about using research, policy, and community activism to address the social, economic and health impacts of the relationship between race, place, and the environment in Indigenous and Black communities?

What are the possible public health advocacy responses to existing or proposed industrial projects and other environmental hazards near Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities?

This free public and academic symposium will bring together American, Nova Scotian, and Canadian experts to engage in a solution-based, cross-cultural conversation about some of the most salient issues of our times, and their impacts on our most vulnerable communities who are all too often left out of the conversation.

The symposium will kick off with a lecture by the "father of environmental justice" Dr. Robert Bullard on Thursday, October 26 and continue the following day with presentations and panels from a diverse array of American, Nova Scotian, and Canadian speakers on Friday, October 27.  

Organized and Hosted by The ENRICH Project & The Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University

Free Event
Free Lunch & Refreshments