Environmental Justice hero

We are thrilled to invite you to our Environmental Justice Speaker Series, hosted by CU Boulder’s Society of Environmental Engineers (SEVEN), in collaboration with the Environmental Engineering Program, the BOLD Center and CU Boulder’s chapters of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. This series originated in direct response to the murder of George Floyd, and the racism and systematic inequalities disproportionately impacting communities of color across the United States.

We believe that education and professional training must include the political and social contexts in which our engineering field is set. We hope this series will serve as an educational tool to galvanize discussion on the intersection of social justice and engineering, and act as a starting point for our community to consider critically our role as engineers and professionals. We look forward to your attendance and future engagement.

If you'd like to be added to our mailing list and receive the zoom link, please contact EVENOffice@colorado.edu.

Spring 2021 Series:

Date Spreaker Title / Link to the flyer Video Link
February 15, 2021 - from 5:30 to 6:30pm MT Stephanie Malin, Associate Professor, Colorado State University Extractivism, Oil, & Environmental Justice:
How Powerlessness and Uncertainty Diminish Daily Life
March 22, 2021  - from 3:00 to 4:00 pm MT Joan Casey, Assistant Professor, Columbia University Redlines, greenspace, and asthma exacerbations  
April 12, 2021 - from 5:30 to 7:00pm MT Panel:
  • Ivan Ramirez, University of Colorado Denver
  • Shelly Miller, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Anondo Mukherjee, Sonoma Technologies
  • Moderator: Laura MacDonald, University of Colorado Boulder

Environmental Justice Issues in Northeast Denver


Fall 2020 Series:

Date Speaker Title / Link to the flyer Video link
September 21, 2020 Katie Dickinson, Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health Environmental Justice and Oil & Gas Development in Colorado Video
October 19, 2020 Adrienne Katner, Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University School of Public Health Drinking Water Infrastructure Inequality: Consumer-Centric Solutions Video
November 10, 2020

Panel: Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish, Fatuma Emmad, Micaela Iron Shell-Dominguez
Moderator: Laura Macdonald

Resisting Environmental Injustice Through Education Video