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2023 Environmental Justice Symposium: Keynote and Panel

May 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 5th Annual Environmental Justice Symposium, presented by the Bren School Environmental Justice Club, is a hybrid event that will explore topics ranging from the roots of environmental harm to advice for environmental justice careers. This event brings together interdisciplinary scholars, activists, and thought leaders to envision the future of environmental justice. The symposium will be held Thursday, May 18 (online streaming sessions) and Friday, May 19 (in Bren Hall 1414 with online viewing available).

No registration is required to attend either session. All times listed are in Pacific Time.

Event Co-Sponsors: Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UCSB Graduate Students for Diversity in Science, UCSB Graduate Student Association, UCSB Environmental Affairs Board

2:00pm: Keynote Speaker – Mia Lopez
Bren Hall 1414. Or view online using this link and passcode justice

Former Tribal Chair, Former Vice Chair, member and Tribal Representative of the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, one of several bands of Chumash people. She is also the Former Administrative Assistant at Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation, a Native Lead Non-profit that advocates, litigates and educates on behalf of the local Indigenous people, their territories, and natural cultural resources.

3:00pm: Decolonizing Environmentalism Panel
Bren Hall 1414. Or view online using this link and passcode justice

This panel will discuss the question of how environmentalists define and think about decolonization within the environmental space. Panelists include: McKalee Steen, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley; other panelists to be announced.


May 19, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
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