Environmental Justice in Memphis and Beyond
Environmental justice is the meeting point of environmentalism and social justice. It is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, in the control of their environment.
17th Annual Environmental Justice Conference
The 2019 Environmental Justice conference is tentatively scheduled for October 5! Save the date, and watch this space for updates.
Previous Years EJ Conferences
- 16th Annual Conference, 2018: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Memphis and Shelby County: Then & Now, November 5, 2018
- 15th Annual Conference, 2017: Defending Environmental Safeguards While Pushing for a Clean Energy Future, October 14, 2017
- 14th Annual Conference, 2015: Envisioning a Cleaner, Healthier Environment: A Grassroots Community Conference, November 7, 2015
- 13th Annual Conference, 2014: Community Health, Environmental Justice & Clean Energy, November 1, 2014
- 12th Annual Conference, 2013: Our Fragile Balance: Seeking Environmental Justice, November 9, 2013
Video: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Memphis and Shelby County
The Anthropology Department works with the Sierra Club Chickasaw Group, community leaders, and other community organizations to host an annual Environmental Justice conference in Memphis.
Graduate students in the department have also worked to develop a Timeline of Environmental Justice Work in Memphis, and a video: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Memphis and Shelby County.