On March 23 and 24, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Gonzaga University School of Law will convene a symposium to discuss environmental justice issues around Washington and the work being done to address them. The goal of the symposium, titled “Environmental Justice: Race, Poverty and the Environment,” is to provide a platform for communities disproportionately impacted by structural racism, climate change and pollution.
The online, two-day event will include a series of panel discussions that will shine a light on the work these communities across the state are doing to pursue environmental justice. The panels will focus on topics in four major areas: air, water, land and the built environment, and racism. Panelists will discuss their ongoing environmental justice work, examine the latest research and discuss ways to improve environmental protections that meaningfully involve the communities affected most.
The symposium is free, online and open to the public.
Registration and a full agenda for the event is available here.
Registrants will receive the video conference login information by email closer to the event date. Event participation is capped at 500 at any one time.
The symposium, which starts at 1 p.m. both days.
A complete list of speakers is available on the conference website.
The Attorney General’s Office will use input from this symposium to inform decisions, propose new policy solutions and target litigation efforts to address critical environmental justice issues.
Questions and input related to the symposium may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org