CJJ-D/OC Racial Justice Study Group: Environmental Justice Teach-In
Environmental racism is a concept in the environmental justice movement, which developed in the United States throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The term is used to describe environmental injustice that occurs within a racialized context both in practice and policy. The goal of this session is to provide some internal education on the history and foundations of the fight for environmental justice. We will have the fortune of learning from Tatiana (Tots) Height (she/they), a native of Chicago, IL who has made NC home for almost 4 years. They hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a major in Great Plains Studies and minors in Environmental Studies, Agribusiness Entrepreneurship, and Community Regional Planning. As a part of the Great Plains Studies Program, they pursued two emphasis areas in Land & Environment and Culture & Community. Later, they received a Master of Community & Regional Planning degree while also working full-time as an Integrated Water Management Planner for the State of Nebraska. Currently they are a doctoral candidate in the Agricultural and Extension Education program at NC State University, a full time conservation professional, and a part time environmental ethics professor.