In the fifteenth anniversary year of Hurricane Katrina and a crucial election year, this symposium will: (1) highlight the connection between the disproportionate distribution of climate harms and past and current institutional discrimination in the United States and internationally; and (2) identify the changes needed in various areas of law and policy—including environmental protection, energy policy, food security, access to clean water and health care, and mass incarceration—to ensure that our most vulnerable communities are no longer ignored or “sacrificed” in the face of the climate crisis. 

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