Conference planning is going very well. This conference will bring together individuals interested in environmental justice from diverse groups at this noteworthy juncture in the history of environmental justice, through a process of dialogue and learning from each other, to:
- Identify significant EJ success stories, strategies, and lessons learned, and how to replicate them.
- Identify potential collaborations that can produce additional strategies and success stories.
- Identify key dates and events in the history of environmental justice activities.
- Identify emerging issues in environmental justice.
- Develop an additional resource in Washington, DC for an annual environmental justice conference and other support to environmental justice efforts.
- Rigorous analysis and discussion of environmental justice issues from diverse points of view.
- Better understanding of EJ successes and how to replicate them on the part of conference participants and other audiences (readers of conference related materials).
- Stronger commitment to EJ from key groups, agencies, business and industry, academic institutions and other entities.
- A comprehensive Conference Report including papers presented by conference panelists and others.
The conference seeks to bring together federal employees, academics, business and industry, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, local community activists and others to participate in dialog on achieving equality of environmental protection. The conference will serve as an academic legal conference to advance scholarship regarding environmental justice. A related goal of this conference is to expose law students to the myriad and complicated aspects of environmental justice.