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About Us

In response to mounting scientific evidence that low-income communities and communities of color contend with severe and unequal threats to their environments and health, Pope Francis calls us to action in ‘Laudato Si’. We are a collaborative of university faculty, environmental justice organizers, student scholar-activists, and secular and faith based institutions. We aim to leverage partnerships with communities that produce research, inform policy, and foster social change. We will also contribute to building an International Jesuit Network for Environmental and Economic Justice to resource this work.

Specific conference questions? Email us at environmentaljustice@scu.edu.

Organizing Committee

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Santa Clara University

Christopher Bacon

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies & Sciences

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Santa Clara University

Edwin Maurer

Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering

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Santa Clara University

Chad Raphael

Professor, Communication

Iris Stewart-Frey

Santa Clara University

Iris Stewart-Frey

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies & Sciences

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Santa Clara University

Tseming Yang

Professor, Law

Santa Clara University

Leah Nakasaki-Peterson

Assistant Director, Student Centers

Conference Logistics Coordinator

environmentaljustice@scu.edu

Santa Clara University

Cara K. Uy

Sustainability Coordinator, Center for Sustainability

Website Manager

environmentaljustice@scu.edu