The UT Environmental Science Institute and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University are collaborating to present a symposium and round-table discussion on integrating Environmental Justice themes into college education.
When: Wednesday, April 30 11:00 AM to 4:00PM
Where: Student Activity Center (SAC) Room 2.302, Legislative Assembly Room at
The University of Texas at Austin
We want to find ways to educate students, especially in the sciences, engineering, and other research-based disciplines, about how their work affects the communities that they work in. Ignoring the impacts of research or commercial projects in a community diminishes benefits to both the neighborhood and the project. The impact is substantially worse on communities with limited political decision-making power. Students should learn how to cooperate and collaborate within a community to gain benefits for all stakeholders. This seminar asks the basic question: How can we familiarize students with Environmental Justice principles so they apply them in their careers and research?
Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP to email@example.com
This symposium is supported by a grant from the UT Green Fee
For more info: http://www.esi.utexas.edu/news-a-events/spotlights