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Ingrid Waldron - Environmental Racism & the Politics of Waste - #GenerationSDG

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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It is not lost on many Canadians that Nova Scotia has had a long and rather unique history with racism and has been perceived as being rather slow to address the structural and institutional implications of that history in Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities. The province’s failure to acknowledge the complex and specific ways in which race is implicated in environmental policy making is, perhaps, not surprising to many.

In this presentation, Dr. Ingrid Waldron will lay out the limits of the current environmental justice narrative in Nova Scotia - one that has largely failed to acknowledge how racism and other structural factors are implicated in the disproportionate location of polluting industries and other environmental hazards in Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities.

Using her Environmental Noxiousness, Racial Inequities & Community Health Project (ENRICH Project) as the basis to her discussion, Dr. Waldron will discuss how she has been using a collaborative multi-pronged, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approach to address environmental racism in Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities.

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