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Casting your Ballot for Environmental Justice

Sep 08, 2022


This event brought together leading social justice and civil rights scholars to discuss the intersection of voting, civil disobedience, and environmental justice. Included were civil rights leader Jennifer Lawson, a longtime advocate of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Former Chief Programming Executive at PBS; Allison Riggs of the Voting Rights Program at the Southern Coalition of Social Justice, and Kym Meyer of the Southern Environmental Law Center.

Event partners include the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, The Southern Environmental Law Center, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, and the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.

To learn more about the 40th anniversary of the Environmental Justice Movement click here.

Click here to watch the panel on our YouTube channel
Additionally, check out the Chronicle’s coverage of the event.

Cameron Oglesby (MPP '23)

Cameron Oglesby (MPP ’23)

Cameron Oglesby is a Master of Public Policy Candidate (’23) studying environmental & energy policy, corporate sustainability, and environmental justice, as well as one of the main organizers of a semester long celebration of 40 years of the Environmental Justice Movement.

“As we come up on the midterms this November, it’s critical people regardless of political leaning understand that environmental justice and climate justice are on the ballot. That’s the dialogue that this event started and its one we hope continues within academic spaces at Duke.”

Click here to read her full reflection.