In case you have not done so already, please register for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Racism Speaker Series Session on The Mapping Inequality Project on March 4, 2021 at 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST.
This unique collaboration created a foundational resource for unprecedented research, education, organizing, and policy advocacy on redlining and current environmental challenges. It provides publicly accessible digitized versions of redlining maps for about 200 cities. This has already generated an explosion of trailblazing work in the area of EJ and systemic racism. Project co-founders Robert Nelson, University of Richmond, and LaDale Winling, Virginia Tech, will discuss the genesis, philosophy, methodology, and impact of this game changing project.
We begin this series with a set of five sessions that examines the relationship of redlining and current environmental challenges, particularly the climate crisis.