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Rethinking Space and Place in Critical Environmental Justice through Critical Race Geographies

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Latinx Geographies Specialty Group, Black Geographies Specialty Group
Organizers: Cristina Faiver-Serna, Erin Goodling, Tianna Bruno
Chairs: Cristina Faiver-Serna

Description

Scholarship at the intersection of Critical Environmental Justice studies and Critical Race Geographies has begun to bring depth and nuance to understandings of racial violence of, and resistance to, environmental racism. Scholarship situated within Black and Latinx Geographies, in particular, has made possible critical scholarly perspectives on the simultaneous devaluation of bodies of color and the environment, by drawing on ways of understanding space and place that have been traditionally silenced within Geography. We build on this work to ask: How might critical race geographies enable deeper engagement in critical studies of environmental injustice and counter-hegemonic knowledge of space and place?


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Levi Van Sant*, George Mason University, Conserving What? Conservation Easements and Environmental Justice in the Coastal US South 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Ellen Kohl*, St. Mary's College of Maryland, Organizing in the Trump Era: Environmental justice activist’s responses to regulation 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Cristina Faiver-Serna*, , ‘Survival first, health second’: Geographies of Environmental Racism and the M(other)work of Promotoras de Salud 15 12:00 AM
Presenter Tianna Bruno*, University of Oregon, Environmental Injustice and Black Sense of Place in the Biophysical and Social Afterlife of Slavery 15 12:00 AM
Discussant Juan De Lara University of Southern California 15 12:00 AM

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