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The 4th Annual Environmental Justice Symposium

From Protection to Empowerment: Policy Solutions to Ensure Equal Access to The Green Economy

Date: Friday, April 18, 2008 
Contact: Erik Roper 
Location: UC Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, Berkeley, CA


8-9am   Registration and Breakfast 

9:05am   Welcome Remarks

            Erik Roper, Chair, Environmental Justice Symposium

            Christopher Edley, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law 

9:15-10am  Keynote Address

            Jerome Ringo, President, The Apollo Alliance 

10:15-11:30am Session I, concurrent panels 

Panel A: Land Use Policy Reforms: Building Just and Sustainable Communities From The Ground Up

Panel B: The Globalization of Environmental Justice: Building a Movement Beyond Borders

11:45am-1pm  Session II, concurrent panels 

Panel A: The Farmworker Blues: Why Can’t I Work In A Sustainable Agricultural Paradigm?  

Panel B: Developing Renewable Energy Projects on Rural & Tribal Lands

1-1:30pm  Lunch 

1:45-3pm  Session III, concurrent panels

Panel A: Generation Green: How Education Can Positively Shape Our Environmental Future

Panel B: Linking Food with Social Justice:  Expanding Access to Local, Organic Foods

3:15-4:30pm  Session IV, concurrent panels

Panel A: The Environmental, Economic and Social Justice Implications of Market-Based Carbon Emissions Trading

Panel B: Green Collar Jobs: Creating Jobs that Reduce Poverty and Improve the Environment

4:45-6pm  Session V: Roundtable Discussion 


6:15 - 8pm   Post-Event Reception Sponsored by Bingham McCutchen LLC