Panel 10: Justice, Injustice, and Activism
Valuing Histories of Activism:Empowering Us in the Battle Against Climate Change
Alex Ketchum, McGill University
Food production and consumption are prominent fronts of the climate change battle and have been for several decades. By tracing the historical backdrop of these processes it is possible garner insight into the social and environmental impacts associated with them over time. In particular, this paper looks at feminist food activists to provide a framework of how history can be a valuable field in our current struggle against environmental degradation (more).
Can Environmental Law Work for the People Who Need It Most?
Tamara L Slater, Washington University School of Law
It is often the case that communities harmed most by environmental degradation and climate change are repeatedly marginalized and ignored by our current legal system. This talk utilizes a critical race theory framework to explore why there is a failure on the part of legal regimes to promote equality in light of climate change. Despite this, the author argues that these regimes nonetheless have the capabilities for equality if they are just given the opportunity to do so (more).
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