Race, Gender, Nation, and Species: Breaking New Ground in Environmental Justice Studies

Event Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2017,
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join SNRE's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for a presentation, "Race, Gender, Nation, and Species: Breaking New Ground in Environmental Justice Studies," featuring UC Santa Barbara Professor David N. Pellow. The lecture will begin at 4:00 pm, and will be preceeded by a meet-and-greet at 3:30 pm. 

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David N. Pellow is the Dehlsen Chair of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His teaching and research focus on environmental and ecological justice in the U.S. and globally. Pellow has authored several books including: Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement, The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants vs. the Environment in America’s Eden (with Lisa Sun-Hee Park), Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice; and Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago. He works with numerous organizations focused on improving the living and working environments for people of color and other marginalized communities.

His award winning book, The Slums of Aspen, is a study of the what weathy Aspen residents and environmentalists would like us not to think about.  Who and where are the workers who mow the expansive lawns, keep the driveways warm in the winter, empty the trash, provide maid service for the palatial mansions?  Slums of Aspen is a riveting account of how environmentalism and wealth can collide with classism, racism, and anti-immigrant sentiments.  It is also a study of Chicano/a immigrants in Colorado.  Another first in this type of exploration.

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