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Looking Back, Moving Forward

April 22, 2022 11:00 am

You’re invited to join Looking Back, Moving Forward, a 2-day virtual conference critically examining the past, present, and potential future roles of the law and legal strategies to advance environmental justice policy and action.

Why focus on the institutions of law and policy-making?  Our histories have shown us that lawsuits against polluters or grandiose policy platforms rarely, if ever, bring about environmental justice in our communities.

Is it possible to imagine the master’s tools dismantling the master’s house? (pace, Audre Lorde).  In what ways can law and policy become more powerful tools for social and environmental change?

Join in a conversation about building more effective legal and policy strategies to create more equitable, sustainable, and thriving futures.

Conference Co-Organizers: Zulene Mayfied, CRCQL, Giovanna Di Chiro, Swarthmore College and Christopher Mele, University at Buffalo

Conference Sponsors: The Environmental Justice & Climate Resilience Program, the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility, the Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Sustainability, Swarthmore College and the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy and Digital Scholarship Studio and Network, University at Buffalo.


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