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.
- Professor Nadia B. Ahmad, Barry University School of Law
- Dr. Lisa Benjamin, Lewis & Clark Law School
- Professor Rebecca Bratspies, CUNY School of Law
- Dr. Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey
- Professor Marianne Engelman-Lado, Yale School of Medicine
- Professor Carmen Gonzalez, Seattle University School of Law
- Professor Barry Hill, Vermont Law School
- Mr. Allan Kanner, Kanner & Whiteley, L.L.C.
- Professor Alice Kaswan, University of San Francisco School of Law
- Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy
- Ms. Colette Pichon Battle, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy
- Professor Robert R.M. Verchick, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
- Professor Clifford J. Villa, University of New Mexico School of Law