UC Berkeley News


Goldman Environmental Prize winner to speak on environmental justice

02 March 2005

Margie Eugene-Richard
On Friday, March 11, the Boalt Hall Environmental Law Society will host a day-long symposium on environmental-justice issues. Law School Dean Christopher Edley, Jr. will give opening remarks at 9:30 a.m. He'll be followed by panel discussions throughout the day on the history of the environmental-justice movement, environmental-justice law and policy, community organizing, and environmental pollution and public health. Panelists will include representatives from Earthjustice, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, West Harlem Environmental Action, and other organizations.

At 1:45 p.m., grassroots environmental-justice activist Margie Eugene-Richard, winner of the 2004 Goldman Environmental Prize, will deliver the keynote address. Eugene-Richard heads Concerned Citizens of Norco, a southern Louisiana citizens' group that took on an oil refinery and a Shell Chemicals plant, winning a precedent-setting settlement.

Registration is free of charge. For information or to register, see ej2005.boalt.org.