Glendale Public Library: AZ Humanities Frank Talks – Where Do Landfills Go? A History of Environmental Justice

Where do we dump our toxic waste? Where do we bury contaminated soil? Where do we put our industrial waste facilities?

Hazardous sites are most frequently placed near Black and brown neighborhoods. Environmental pollution, whether dirty air or contaminated water, has disproportionately impacted communities of color for decades. Years of governmental support for housing discrimination through practices such as redlining created communities segregated along racial lines. Red-lined neighborhoods then became targets for environmental degradation. Zoning and city and state permits perpetuated environmental racism, whether intentional or not. Now the climate crisis is compounding the impact on communities of color–from extreme heat to increasing natural disasters (and unequal relief responses). Join us for a timely discussion on the history of environmental racism and the movement for environmental justice that began in the 1970s and continues to grow today.

  • Audience: Adult
  • Genre: Arts, Culture & Social Science, Conservation and Sustainability
  • Type: Presentation

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Aug 06 2022


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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6075 N. 83rd Ave., Glendale, AZ, 85303


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