NAELS 26th Annual Conference: Environmental Justice, Where Are We Now?
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Join the Harvard Environmental Law Society for the 26th Annual National Association of Environmental Law Societies Conference on March 28–29, 2014 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA. In recognition of the 20th anniversary of President Clinton’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice, the theme will be "Environmental Justice: Where Are We Now?" The conference will focus on three themes:
- Progress on the goals of environmental justice,
- The social justice aspects of today’s national and international environmental movements, and
- Strategies to ensure that environmental justice is a priority in future environmental work.
The conference will provide a unique opportunity for students to engage with one another and with leading experts in an exciting, inter-disciplinary field. The multi-faceted nature of environmental justice will provide a springboard for discussing climate change, water quality, food policy, and other pressing environmental challenges. Ensuring fair treatment under environmental law and policies for members of all communities is an integral part of the struggle to improve and maintain our environment. We hope that you will join us for the 2014 NAELS conference to reflect upon and move forward with this pressing topic! For more details on conference speakers and panels, check out our conference website or our facebook page.
- An opening address by the "father of environmental justice" Dr. Robert Bullard
- A keynote address by Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
- A plenary address by environmental justice activist Pamela Bush
- An interview with Professor Gerald Torres, who, as counsel to the Attorney General, drafted the President's Executive Order on Environmental Justice
- An event honoring the life and career of Luke Cole, HLS Class of 1989, and co-founder of the Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment
- Listening Sessions with special guest EPA Officials on how to move forward on Environmental Justice
Ticket prices will increase from $25 per person to $35 per person on March 1, 2014. We are making a limited number of free tickets available for members of the environmental justice community. If you are interested, please contact Cecilia Segal at email@example.com for more information. For all other questions, please contact the Harvard Environmental Law Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to print out copies of this registration form to share with others in your community!
To register for the conference over the phone, please call Dan Worth at 617-610-7399.
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Harvard Environmental Law Society
The Harvard Environmental Law Society (HELS) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization directed and staffed by students at Harvard Law School. HELS was founded in 1970 by three Harvard Law students who perceived a pressing need for the Law School, and the law in general, to respond more effectively to the nation’s environmental problems. It's central mission is to strengthen the capacity of its members to make real contributions to the field of environmental law — and to the environment itself — in the local, national, and international communities.