Confronting Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia

Institutional Member: 
Date: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 18:00 to 20:45
Location: 
Halifax Central Library - Paul O’Regan Hall

Although environmental racism has been a longstanding issue in Nova Scotia and is a term that is becoming more well known, we are still far away from a collective understanding of how this form of oppression manifests itself in the province we live in.

Join Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University, and a community panel to learn about and participate in a discussion on environmental racism research and community work that is happening to fight against the placement of toxic facilities and other environmentally hazardous activities in communities with historically marginalized voices.

This free event will increase awareness and spark more critical discussions about the importance of incorporating “race” as a core element of environmental justice initiatives in Nova Scotia. It also hopes to increase community engagement in environmental racism initiatives across the province.

Read the poster for more details.