April 13th, 2-3pm

Discussion panel moderated by College of Arts and Sciences Dean Ian Baucom with panelists Barbara Brown Wilson (Faculty Director, UVA Equity Center), Kim Fields (Assistant Professor, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies), and Howie Epstein (Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Sciences). Opening remarks by ERI Director Karen McGlathery.  Climate change has differing social, economic, public health and other adverse impacts on underserved populations. Extreme weather, rising sea levels, floods and drought amplify inequitable social conditions. Panelists will discuss how environmental justice must be a core tenet of climate action, bringing considerations of race, gender, indigenous cultures and class to the center of plans to achieve equitable mitigation and resilience outcomes.  

Meet Our Panelists

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Howard
Epstein
Professor of Environmental Sciences and Chair
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Barbara
Brown Wilson
Associate Professor, Urban and Environmental Planning
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Kimberly
Fields
Assistant Professor, Carter G. Woodson Center for African-American and African Studies
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Ian
Baucom
Buckner W. Clay Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
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karen mcglathery
Karen
McGlathery
ERI Director, AVP for Research, Sustainability & Environment and Professor, Department of Environmental Science
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online
434-243-4889
resilience@virginia.edu

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