Race, Place & the Law: Perspectives on Environmental Racism, Grassroots Resistance, and Law and Policy in Nova Scotia

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Event date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 18:00
Name of Organization: 
Marine & Environmental Law Institute and the Environmental Law Students’ Society at the Schulich School of Law
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Location: 
Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University, 6061 University Ave.

In Nova Scotia, Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities are threatened disproportionately by polluting industries and other environmental harms. How do communities organize to resist environmental racism, and how can law and policy help to secure communities’ access to justice? 

Please join the Marine & Environmental Law Institute and the Environmental Law Students’ Society at the Schulich School of Law for a panel discussion featuring: 

  • Dorene Bernard (Elder, Sipekne’katik First Nation)
  • Stuart C.B. Gilby (Lawyer, Burchells LLP)
  • Lisa Mitchell (Executive Director, East Coast Environmental Law Association)
  • Ingrid Waldron (Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University) 

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