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COLLOQUIUM – Ana Mascarenas

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

SPEAKER:
Ana Mascarenas
Assistant Director for Environmental Justice
California Department of Toxic Substances Control

DATE: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
TIME: 4:00-5:30pm
PLACE: 126 Barrows

TITLE:
Environmental Justice in California: Challenges and Opportunities

DESCRIPTION:
California’s environmental justice movement has shifted the way policymakers and regulators approach environmental issues in historically marginalized communities throughout the state. Through creating spaces and resources for environmental justice analyses within government, California is spurring policy changes that seek to address both the process and distribution of environmental burdens and benefits. This presentation will explore some of the current challenges and opportunities for environmental justice in assessing cumulative impacts, expanding community air monitoring, and large-scale efforts to address legacy contamination of soil and other media surrounding communities.

BIO:
Alison Post is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies at U.C. Berkeley and Co-Director of the Global Metropolitan Studies Program. Her research focuses on the politics of building and managing urban infrastructure, urban politics, and comparative political economy more broadly.

Details

Date:
October 18
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Energy and Resources Group
Website:
https://erg.berkeley.edu

Venue

126 Barrows Hall
126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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