WEBINAR: Legacies of Struggle & Resistance in the Fight Against Environmental Racism in Canada
Speaker: Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Dalhousie
When: Tuesday, 3 November 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Registration: Free, please register here
Presented as part of Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Re-Start, an online, bi-weekly seminar series focused on how we can work towards more sustainable, resilient, and equitable restart following the pandemic. All events in the series can be seen here.
Dr. Ingrid Waldron will discuss the legacy of struggle and resistance in the fight against environmental racism in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada. Using an anti-colonial feminist framework, she will highlight the specific ways in which Indigenous and Black women have been impacted by environmental racism, and share how they have been building grassroots environmental and social justice movements to challenge the legal, political, and corporate agendas that sanction and enable environmental racism and other forms of colonial gendered violence in their communities.
Dr. Waldron will conclude her presentation by providing an overview of how her Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project) has been addressing environmental racism through a multi-method, interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral and multi-media approach.
About the presenter
Dr. Ingrid Waldron was born in Montreal to Trinidadian parents. She is a sociologist, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University, the Director of the Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (The ENRICH Project), and the Flagship Project Co-Lead of Improving the Health of People of African Descent at Dalhousie’s Healthy Populations Institute.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering co-presents this speaker series as part of the UBC Sustainability Initiative, in partnership with UVic Civil Engineering, and supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions.