Pursuing Environmental Justice Through Science and Religion

This session will explore the effects of environmental degradation and discrimination on vulnerable populations and discuss how elements of various faith traditions, combined with forefront science, can assist environmental justice efforts.
  • Speakers:

    Lilah Sloane-Barrett, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Katy Hinman, Neddy Astudillo, Ingrid Waldron, Rajul Pandya

  • Date(s):

    February 11, 2021

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2021 AAAS Annual Meeting Symposium: Indigenous Knowledge

Pursuing Environmental Justice Through Science and Religion

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 1:00 – 1:45pm ET

Synopsis

Vulnerable populations are often housed in neighborhoods filled with health hazards or at severe risk from natural disasters. As climate change worsens and extreme weather events become more frequent, these communities are the most affected. Leaders in the community, including local civic representatives, grassroots organizers, religious leaders, and environmental advocates, have been spearheading efforts for environmental justice. These leaders help ensure voices from affected communities are included in decisions related to developing, implementing, and enforcing environmental laws in their neighborhood. This session will explore the effects of environmental degradation and discrimination on vulnerable populations and discuss how elements of various faith traditions, combined with forefront science, can assist environmental justice efforts.

Speakers

Katy Hinman, AAAS DoSER – Organizer

Lilah Sloane-Barrett, AAAS DoSER – Co-Organizer

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Green Squash Consulting – Speaker

Neddy Astudillo, GreenFaith – Speaker

Rajul Pandya, American Geophysical Union – Moderator

Ingrid Waldron, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University – Speaker

 

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