2016 Social Justice Lecture

@JCU 2016 Social Justice Lecture

2016 Social Justice Lecture: Social Justice and the Imperative for the Inclusion of Environmental Justice

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Presented by Lena Dominelli

Professor Lena Dominelli holds a Chair in Applied Social Sciences in the School of Applied Social Sciences and is Co-Director at the Institute of Hazards, Risk and Resilience Research at Durham University.

A crucial addition to the social justice agenda, is that of environmental justice.

Structural inequalities permeate environmental inequalities as they do the social sphere and give rise to environmental injustice.

Those living in the most degraded physical environments are people on low incomes in the global South and poor people from black and minority ethnic groups in the global North, where toxic chemical dumps, radioactive nuclear waste, mining detritus and other forms of industrial and chemical pollutants are

dumped in their neighbourhoods.

Thus, environmental justice must become an integral part of the social justice agenda.

Additionally, the integration of social and environmental justice is important in tackling the challenges of climate change, environmental degradation, urbanisation and other natural disasters that are increasing in frequency and spread across the globe.

Date: 28th September, 2016

Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

Townsville: Education Central 134-010

Video linked to Mackay – Tutorial Room 1

Video linked to Cairns – Room A003-003

Cost: FREE

Registration via alumni.jcu.edu.au/AnnSocJustLecture by Thursday 22nd September 2016

The Social Justice Lecture Series is presented annually by the Academic Group of Social Work and Human Service at James Cook University.

It is made possible by, and in honour of, Emeritus Professor Rosamund Thorpe whose tireless commitment to social justice for disadvantaged and disempowered people continues to inspire and enhance social work practice and education in North Queensland.

For further information

Dr Abraham Francis: Abraham.Francis@jcu.edu.au (Townsville)

Ms Sally Watson: Sally.Watson@jcu.edu.au (Cairns)

College of Arts, Society and Education

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