A Call to Action and Partnership:
Environmental racism is a lived experience for many communities of color, every day, in the U.S. and globally. Pollution, land loss, food and water insecurity, weather extremes connected to climate change, and other environmental problems unfairly and disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, and other racially minoritized communities. In this 3-part series—co-sponsored with the Grand Challenge to Create Social Responses to a Changing Environment—we explore community practice and partnership, social work education, and policy changes needed at the nexus of environmental and racial justice, in pursuit of a healthy and thriving world for all.
Part 2: Transforming Social Work Education
Join Associate Professor Lisa Reyes Mason and others for inspiring and innovative ideas on infusing environmental and racial justice in social work education. From caring for ourselves as we care for the planet, to experiential learning grounded in people, place and justice. Our guest panelists will share, motivate, inspire, guide, and challenge us in our pursuit of social change and ecological justice. Following the presentation, current graduate students will moderate the Q&A and discussion with our speakers, furthering the conversation.
Yolanda Machado-Escudero, Assistant Professor, University of North Florida
Leah Prussia, Associate Professor, The College of St. Scholastica
Finn Bell, PhD candidate, University of Michigan
This webinar is free and open to all.