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Environmental Racism in Massachusetts: A Virtual Talk

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00pm

Massachusetts has a reputation for progressive environmental policies, but these policies do not benefit all communities equally. Dr. Daniel Faber will discuss the disproportionate impact of environmental burdens such as chemical pollution and hazardous waste sites on communities of color in the state. Register through Zoom.

Daniel Faber is a Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University, and an Affiliated Faculty Member in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, as well as Environmental Studies.  He is Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC). Dr. Faber is a Senior Fellow with the Global Center for Climate Justice, and a board member of the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT), a coalition of scientists, health professionals, environmental advocates, and labor unions working for a precautionary approach to environmental policy in Massachusetts. Dr. Faber is also on the Governor Board of Coming Clean, a national collaborative of more than 200 environmental organizations and 350 experts working in the environmental health field that are devoted to reforming chemicals and energy policy. He is currently working on a new book, The Ecological Contradictions of American Capitalism: Towards a More Transformative Environmental Politics.

Offered in collaboration with Memorial Hall Library, Lawrence Public Library and Wilmington Memorial Library.

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