We offer these statements about the connections between environmental and racial justice to guide our own actions, and as teaching and action resources for others.
Raphael, C. (2019). Engaged scholarship for environmental justice: A guide. Santa Clara, CA: Santa Clara University. Produced for our 2019 conference, this guide to doing community-based research on environmental justice is being expanded into a book.
- Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Working Group
Consult the working group for advice on conducting CBPR.
Contact: Christopher Bacon (email@example.com)
- Thriving Neighbors Initiative, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
Thriving Neighbors is an engaged teaching, scholarship, and sustainable development program that links Santa Clara University with the five, predominantly Latino neighborhoods that make up the Greater Washington community in San Jose.
Contact: Irene Cermeño (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- International Human Rights Law Clinic
The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) provides a unique opportunity for law students to gain first-hand experience working on international human rights litigation, advocacy and policy projects. The IHRC combines classroom education with supervised case and project management, providing students with practical training in essential lawyering skills while serving our community and promoting social justice.
Contact: Francisco J. Rivera Juaristi (IHRC@scu.edu)
In California and Beyond
- Northern California Environmental Justice Working Group
The working group of faculty and staff from many Bay Area universities meets regularly to exchange ideas and resources for teaching and research about environmental justice, much of it community-based.
Contact: Iris Stewart-Frey (email@example.com)
- California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA)
CEJA is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice by advancing policy solutions. As a membership organization of the main grassroots environmental justice groups in California, CEJA combines organizing, movement-building, and strategic policy advocacy.
We are in the process of mapping environmental justice research centers, projects, and faculty in California, which will be posted here.
Across Jesuit Education
- AJCU Integral Ecology Affinity Group
The affinity group of faculty, administrators, and staff advances members’ work toward Pope Francis’ integral ecology and allows for more connection to the International Association of Jesuit Universities (IAJU). Integral ecology includes environmental justice, economic justice and an application of the natural sciences.
Contact: Rev. John Braverman, S.J. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- AJCU Ecology Educators
This faculty group aims to provide a community of support and stimulation for faculty members working interdisciplinarily and toward a courageous way of teaching and learning in the face of unprecedented crises. It aims to communicate and then implement a more radical way of teaching and learning that matches the crises we and, particularly, our students face. See the group’s Ignatian Pedagogy for Sustainability.
Ecojesuit is an online publication that offers contemporary, original, and exclusively written commentaries, reflections and insights, analysis, and exchange of ideas and practices on various ecological and social concerns. While initially directed at Jesuit practitioners and organizations working on ecological concerns, Ecojesuit encourages participation and communication beyond the Jesuits and promotes a global collaboration and networking on ecology.
- Environmental and Economic Justice Working Group, International Association of Jesuit Universities
By linking the environmental crisis to its roots in economic forces, and calling for an integral environmental humanism, the Church has pointed to necessary economic, social, political and psychological changes that are necessary if we are to survive in our “common home.” The working group addresses the question of how Jesuit institutions of higher education worldwide can take a leadership role in addressing these two challenges (which amount to different sides of the same coin).
We are in the process of mapping environmental justice research centers, projects, and faculty across the Jesuit schools network, which will be posted here.