Talk: Environmental Justice is Racial Justice is Gender Justice

*Public Talk: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IS RACIAL JUSTICE IS GENDER JUSTICE”

*SPEAKER*
Jaqueline Patterson, Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

*LOCATION*
Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh
(across the street from Carnegie Library Main Branch)
March 26th
6-8pm
(reception to follow talk)

*SPEAKER BIO*
Jacqueline Patterson serves as director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program (ECJ Program). The ECJ Program works to “provide resources and support community leadership in addressing this human and civil rights issue by advocating for:” (1) reducing harmful emissions, particularly greenhouse gas emissions, (2) advancing energy efficiency and clean energy, and (3) strengthening community resilience and livability. Over her career, Patterson has worked in a variety of roles – from researcher to activist – in a variety of subject areas – from women’s rights to HIV/AIDS to racial justice to environmental justice and beyond. She has authored several papers and a book chapter covering these topics and more. Patterson holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

*SPONSORS*
University of Pittsburgh Human Rights Initiative (http://pgh-humanrightscity.wikispaces.com/Pitt+Human+Rights+Initiative)
UrbanKind Institute (www.urbankind.org)
Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliiance (http://pgh-humanrightscity.wikispaces.com/)

*USEFUL READS*
Patterson, Jacqui (2010) “Your Take: Climate Change is a Civil Rights Issue” The Root. April 23. https://www.theroot.com/your-take-climate-change-is-a-civil-rights-issue-1790879295

Beery, Jason (2016) “Background Guide for Background Session 4: Most Livable City? Wrestling with the Challenges of Environmental and Public Health” Background paper prepared for the October 2016 p4 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. http://bit.ly/2oU3arr

*USEFUL LINKS*
Jacquelin Patterson full bio: http://www.naacp.org/naacp-leadership/jacqueline-patterson/

NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program: http://www.naacp.org/issues/environmental-justice/

(Photo credit: Jason Beery)