VIRTUAL: What Comes Next: Environmental Justice After the Election

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Please join the Yale Environmental Dialogue for an online panel discussion with leading environmental justice scholars and practitioners on what the result of the election means for the future of the environmental justice movement. The panel will be held on Zoom on Monday, November 9, 2020, from 6:00-7:00 PM ET. Please register at

The panel will be moderated by Gerald Torres, Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of the Environment and will feature:

•Vernice Miller-Travis, Executive Vice President of the Metropolitan Group. Miller-Travis is one of the nation’s pioneering and most respected thought leaders on environmental justice and the interplay of civil rights and environmental policy. She was a contributing author to the landmark report “Toxic Waste and Race in the United States” and was recently awarded The Sierra Club’s Robert Bullard Environmental Justice Award.

•Leslie Fields, director of the Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Program. Fields was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Board of Directors of the Mickey Leland Urban Air Toxics Research Center. She teaches international environmental law as an adjunct law professor at Howard University School of Law.

•Dr. Michael Méndez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Policy at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Méndez has more than a decade of senior-level experience in the public and private sectors, where he consulted and actively engaged in the policymaking process. Dr. Méndez’s new book “Climate Change from the Streets,” provides an urgent and timely analysis of the contentious politics of incorporating environmental justice into global climate change policy.

For more information or questions, please email Melanie Quigley at

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