23 February 2009

Environmental Justice Symposium at Berkeley (FRIDAY!)

The Berkeley Law Environmental Law Society cordially invites you to attend our Fifth Annual Environmental Justice Symposium [website]: Just Water? Solving an Environmental Justice Crisis

Friday, Feb 27, 2009, from 8:30 am - 6 pm at the UC Berkeley School of Law

Register here! (Students and Faculty Free with RSVP to saraclark@berkeley.edu)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Beverly Wright of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

This year's symposium will explore the intersection of water and environmental justice. Panel and speaker topics include the international human right to water, sustainable fisheries, rural water access in California and abroad, water contamination and indigenous water rights.
Damn. I'll miss this (I'll be in WAY northern California doing water chats...) Please DO send me comments/feedback on it.

2 comments:

Captain Flounder said...

Hopefully they'll talk a little bit about elite values imposed in the context of the Wanger litigation in a manner that ultimately hurts an economically and culturally disadvantaged group - let's say, the residents of Firebaugh or Mendota.

And yes, I do believe the ESA represents elite values. As soon as it starts costing the average American something, it will be revealed as precisely that. What I refer to there is that once the costs are fully democratized, the democracy will abandon its current form, elites be damned.

Ryan said...

Thanks for the notice. I let my brother know. He's a freshman at Cal...