Environmental Justice House Course
Year Initiated: Fall 2020
Members of the UEU, Duke Climate Coalition, and Environmental Alliance as well as other passionate students across Duke have come together to create a house course focusing on environmental justice issues within North Carolina: HOUSECS 59 -10, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Available Fall 2021, this house course aims to provide students with a strong understanding of the connections between environmental justice internationally and within the United States. This course is set up as a series of guest lectures given by prominent academics and environmental justice advocates as well as small group discussions. It is a deep dive into the relationship between people, culture, justice, and the environment. It touches upon environmental racism in infrastructure, agriculture, health, and imperialism in the hope to amplify the voices and experiences of the diverse cultures, races, and identities fighting on the front lines to address these issues globally.
Class sessions meet on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM EST.
This class doubles as an environmental justice webinar series open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Webinars take place on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 PM EST. A schedule for the series is available below!
Register for any and all webinars here: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8J7iVlauWHgNhpI
For those who are not available at the scheduled webinar time but would still like to learn from our speakers, webinar recordings are available below or here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0DNaSNetzSEkLWAysAV_w/videos
John Paul Jose | Global Environmental Justice and Agriculture in India
Bruce Lindsay | Water Rights and Traditional Owners in Australia
Global Environmental Justice and Health Panel with Diana McCaulay and Dr. Bill Pan