Ethnic Studies Labovitz-Perez Lecture Series: Environmental Justice and the State of Exception

Thursday, October 24th, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Salomon Hall (Location subject to change)

Dr. Devon Peña, University of Washington

Professor Peña will discuss the limits and contradictions facing the environmental justice movement as it enters the third decade of activism. Environmental racism has not been resolved — if anything, the neoliberal policies of the past four presidencies have exacerbated racial injustices and aggravated ecological inequities that are best understood as a regime that suspends the rule of law. The alternatives for the future of EJ include renewed mobilizations focused on ecological self-determination and autonomy instead of a quest for equity within the existing regime of environmentality. Open to everyone on and off campus.

For more information, please visit the USD Ethics Studies Event Page here!

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