Place and Politics in the Pursuit of Environmental Justice
Monday, May 16, 2022, 6:00 – 7:30pm PST on Zoom
Urban@UW’s Urban Environmental Justice Initiative is excited to invite our community to a virtual roundtable examining the ways a changing climate and extreme weather events are giving shape to local places, communities, and politics. Moderated by the UEJ Initiative’s Faculty Lead, Rubén Casas, participants include Kenneth Walker, author of Climate Politics on the Border: Environmental Justice Rhetorics (2022) and Nik Janos, co-editor of Urban Cascadia and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice (2021). Walker and Janos are joined by Marisol Cortez, author of the Chicanx cli-fi novel Luz at Midnight (2020) and Co-Editor of Deceleration, a grassroots media project that covers environmental justice news and analysis for South Texas.