Taking Action for Environmental Justice
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Audience: Alumni, Current Student, Faculty, Neighbor or Friend, Prospective Student, Staff
Climate change, wildfire, flooding, drought, and pollution now regularly make headlines. Environmental problems like these affect millions of lives, every day. Whether you are a case manager, community organizer, mental health provider, or another kind of social worker or allied professional, this workshop will relate to you and what you do. Environmental justice is social justice, and it calls for urgent action and social change.
In this workshop, we will cover the definition, origins, and trends in environmental justice and how it relates to social work. We will then cover ways to take political and social action for environmental justice, whether at the organizational, local, state, or national level. Participants will have an opportunity to identify connections between environmental justice and their own professional practice and generate concrete actions as next steps in their own advocacy for change.