Michigan Environmental Justice Summit 2020
February 13 @ 6:00 pm
The School for Environment and Sustainability honors the 30th Anniversary of the “Incidence of Environmental Hazards Conference,” which helped put environmental justice (EJ) on the national radar for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Building on the momentum of the 1990 conference, the University of Michigan soon became the first university to establish environmental justice as an academic field of study.
Looking forward, the Michigan Environmental Justice Summit 2020 will take lessons from the past and look towards the future. The event will highlight the challenges and opportunities now—and for the future—of environmental justice, and how YOU can make an impact and create a more equitable, inclusive future.
- Michelle Martinez (MS ’08) SEAS alumna, Panel Moderator. Coordinator, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Detroit-based EJ activist, speaker, writer, and mother
- Robert Bullard. Known as the “Father of Environmental Justice”, Named one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century (Newsweek, 2008)
- Rhiana Gunn-Wright. Policy Director, New Consensus, an architect of the Green New Deal
- Charles Lee. Senior Policy Advisor, EPA, EJ pioneer and principal author of the landmark report, Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States
- Regina Strong. Environmental Justice Public Advocate, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy