Crossroads: Energy, Environment, Housing & Racial Justice in LA Series

We live in a country of entrenched racial inequity in energy, environmental, housing, policing, and carceral landscapes. More and more frequently, conversations about the intentional creation of these inequities are reaching broad audiences and capturing national media attention. However, discussion of the connections between different systems of racial injustice are far less common those which address discrete justice issues.

This April, the Sustainability Office, Office for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Department of African and African American Studies, and Irving Institute are offering a lecture and workshop series entitled "Crossroads: Intersections of Los Angeles' Energy, Environmental, Housing & Racial Justice Movements." This series will feature academics, grassroots activists, lawyers, local government officials, and nonprofit organizations, and will dive deep into intersecting landscapes of racial injustice in Los Angeles County. The series will focus on three interconnected landscapes:

  • Housing resources: residential segregation, and the impact of this on policing, education, and infrastructure zoning and development
  • Policing: including police brutality and mass incarceration
  • Environmental racism: including fossil fuel refining infrastructure, utilities, air pollution, and public health

Cosponsors: Environmental Studies, Dept. of Geography, Dept. of Sociology, and the the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Learn more and register.