Environmental Justice and Carceral Institutions with Dr. David Pellow, Working Wednesdays
Williams 623 & via Zoom
Image credit: Prison Ecology Project
Environmental Justice and Carceral Institutions
This presentation offers an overview of key themes and concerns among scholars and activists working at the intersection of environmental justice and prison abolition. Drawing on conceptual perspectives from the environmental social sciences and humanities and narratives from incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons, this talk will consider how this emergent field of study is evolving as well as what major questions scholars and advocates are grappling with.
Dr. David N. Pellow is the Dehlsen Chair and Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Environmental Justice Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His teaching, research, and activism focus on environmental justice in the U.S. and globally.
PPEH offers a lunch series, Working Wednesdays, designed to showcase in-progress Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) straddling theoretical and practical environmental concerns. These sessions take place on Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 sharp.
All sessions are open to the Penn community but require RSVP. Grab a lunch and join us in person or on Zoom!