Alison Rose Jefferson on African American History demonstrates how Black communal practices and economic development around leisure confronted politics of racial exclusion in recreational spaces. She shares unique stories of leisure sites, and their rich history.
Tag: environmental racism
EcoJustice Radio takes a deeper look into the intersection of environmental racism, climate change, and immigration with Dr. Miguel De La Torre of Iliff School of Theology.
EcoJustice Radio takes a deeper look into the intersection of environmental racism and the crisis at the US Border with Dr. Miguel De La Torre of Iliff School of Theology.
EcoJustice Radio speaks about how to confront the issues of institutional racism, environmental justice, and massive economic inequality with Fatima Iqbal-Zubair, Candidate for California State Assembly in South Los Angeles. The incumbent Assembly Member and candidate Mike Gipson was asked to be on the show, but did return requests.
On Episode 45 of EcoJustice Radio our guest Reverend Oliver Buie, Minister of Community Engagement at the Holman United Methodist Church in South Los Angeles, speaks with Jessica Aldridge on the important relationship between faith and environmentalism and what his parish has been doing to promote environmental and social justice in their community.
As a member of the Steering Committee of STAND-LA, he speaks to the environmental justice movement to institute a 2,500-foot health and safety buffer between oil drilling and where people live, in particular motivated by the Murphy Oil Drilling site near his South Los Angeles church.
The California Environmental Quality Act, protector of resources and communities through consideration of implications of proposed projects, is under attack. Representatives from industry and real estate development, and sometimes even Governor Jerry Brown, seek ways to weaken it, or to exempt their pet projects. While the law is far from perfect, it remains the gold standard of environmental protection in the US.