Carl Maida and Robin Cannon: "Environmental Justice: A Community Perspective"

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event Location: 
UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics - Room 1200

Improving communities in large cities is a complex process that often requires expert knowledge. As such, professional groups remain the principal stakeholders and ordinary citizens have little say in matters relating to property, land use and construction of infrastructure systems within their city. Two speakers will talk about their experience in engaging and benefiting local people in community improvement.

Carl Maida is a professor of public health at the UCLA School of Dentistry and a member of the faculty at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. His expertise includes community-based research on natural hazards, community toxics, environmental disease, and urban populations.

Robin Cannon is the co-founder and president of Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles (CCSCLA), a grassroots organization, founded in 1985 to oppose the building of a municipal waste incinerator and to address other environmental, social, and economic problems impacting the South Central community.

All-day parking ($11) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3 and 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).

To register, please click here. PLEASE RSVP BY MAY 10.

This event is FREE.

This lecture is part of a UCLA Environmental Justice Initiative lecture series for 2013. The Bunche Center for African American Studies and the CSRC organized this lecture.

Organizing Sponsors:
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
UCLA Institute of American Cultures
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Environmental Justice Initiative Cosponsors and Lecture Hosts:
UCLA American Indian Studies Center
UCLA Asian American Studies Center
UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
UCLA Library

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