Understanding Environmental Justice in the Face of Injustice

When:
September 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
2019-09-17T13:00:00-04:00
2019-09-17T13:15:00-04:00
Where:
Snow Hill High School
305 S Church St
Snow Hill, MD 21863
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Worcester County Library
410-632-3970
Understanding Environmental Justice in the Face of Injustice @ Snow Hill High School

Dr. Shane Hall of Salisbury University discusses why some people are exposed to high levels of pollution or don’t have access to clean water, while others enjoy green spaces and nutritious food. This talk provides a broader critical context for Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s What the Eyes Don’t See. Dr. Mona returns to D.H. Lawrence’s adage, “The eyes don’t see what the mind doesn’t know” as she works to uncover lead poisoning of Flint, Michigan. By understanding “environmental justice”– as a social movement and field of study– we can better train our minds to see how social and environmental inequalities intertwine.