Environmental Justice Symposium

Saturday, April 20, 2019
10 am – 4 pm
Talley Student Union 4140

Don’t miss this day of exploring topics of environmental justice with guest speakers, a screening of the short documentary Straws (provided by Towards Zero Waste), interactive breakout activities and a light lunch. The symposium is aimed at informing participants about current environmental justice cases on a global, national and local level, as well as preparing them to act as an advocate for affected communities. There will be open discussions that encourage critical thinking toward the causes of cases, and how to prevent them.

Sponsored by the NC State Stewards


10 – 11:30 am

11:30 am – 12 noon
Documentary about zero waste: “Straws”

12 Noon – 1 pm
Light lunch catered by Rave

1 – 2 pm
Case Study (discussion analyzing current issues in environmental justice)

2 – 3 pm
Writing Workshop (learn how to write a compelling letter to your elected representatives)

3 – 4 pm
Mock Town Hall (simulate dealing with environmental pressures in your city)


Kofi Boone
NC State associate professor of landscape architecture

Louie Rivers III
NC State assistant professor of forestry and environmental resources

Lindsay Batchelor
NC State interim director of sustainability