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Sustainability and Environmental Justice: The Challenges of Equity

Robin Morris Collin

  • Norma J. Paulus Professor of Law,
  • Willamette University College of Law

Sustainability is often described as the three "E"s—ecology, economics, and equity. Modern, technological societies must face the challenges of equity in contemporary life. Environmental justice is an American-based movement challenging disparities in risk-exposure and access to benefits. Environmental justice and sustainability reflect a deep division along race and class lines. This talk will explore the need for collaboration and repurposing in both movements.

Morris Collin, who has taught law since 1984, came to Willamette after a distinguished 10-year career as a tenured faculty member of the University of Oregon School of Law. One of her latest publications is "Restoration and Redemption" in Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, a collection of testimonies by visionaries including Michael M. Crow, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Barack Obama.

Thursday, November 17, 2011
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
(reception to follow)