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Environmental Justice Symposium 

When: Fri., Jan. 21, 2-5 p.m. 2011
Price: Free
In one sense, the environment is blind to race and class, especially if rising carbon dioxide levels eventually cook us off the planet like so many varicolored bedbugs. But in the short run, race and class matter very much; for one thing, global warming's worst effects are projected to hit poor populations at lower latitudes the hardest. On a local level, pollutants such as lead paint disproportionately affect the disadvantaged. And those without the resources to start over bear the brunt of environmental catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.

A multidisciplinary symposium at Duke will look at environmental issues from a social justice perspective. Speakers include Peggy M. Shepard of WE ACT, a New York-based community organization that works to keep low income neighborhoods healthy; Manuel Pastor, a University of Southern California professor who studies immigrant integration and environmental justice; and Marie Lynn Miranda of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, which developed a geographic information system to reduce children's exposure to lead paint. The symposium runs from 2 to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. —Marc Maximov

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