Topical Tag: Social Justice

The Magazine

Environmental science without borders

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability alumnus Jason Post bridges that gap with science education — he was recruited to Navajo Technical University by their Environmental Science and Geographic Information Technology (GIS) programs to support and train undergraduates. They are fighting for environmental justice and learning about the past and future impacts of climate...

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Inspiration on oceans and diversity at the 2018 IoES Gala

At the 2018 "SeaCO2Change" gala, Van Jones, and Keely Shaye and Pierce Brosnan issued a call to action while helping raise $1.3 million for research, education and improving diversity in the environmental field. Watch their full speeches here.

Events

Special Event

Diversi-Tea: Experiences of LGBTQ+ in STEM

Discussion around the experiences of LGBTQ+-identifying students, postdocs, and faculty in STEM.

5.29.2018

The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science invites you to a Diversi-Tea on Tuesday, May 29 5:00-6:30PM. This week’s discussion will revolve around the experiences of LGBTQ+-identifying (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and more) students, postdocs, and faculty in STEM. Two research papers are attached for your convenience (here and here); however, reading them is not required for participation....


Special Event

Diversity Matters Roundtables

Intimate discussions led by leaders in science, government and media.

5.30.2018

Brought to you by the UCLA Center for Diverse Leadership in Science – the first university-based center dedicated to diversity in green science  – Diversity Matters Roundtables is a forum for all voices to join the table, discuss why diversity matters, and share how we all can accelerate an inclusive green movement. “Why representation matters on a global scale”...


Special Event

Climate Justice Forum

Hosted by the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

5.8.2018

By hosting a Climate Justice Forum, the Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA hopes to accomplish three things: Raise awareness about the contributions that people of color have made to the environmental sustainability movement Reframe the definition and values of mainstream environmentalism to be more inclusive of all underrepresented communities Stimulate critical dialogue about environmental...

People

Elaine Gan

Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher

LENS

Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Jamie Dix

Graduate student

Deepshikha Upadhyay

Undergraduate student

Projects

Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA

The Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA was brought together as a means of challenging the white-dominated conventions of the contemporary environmentalism movement by promoting and co-creating a healing space for marginalized identities to unpack, discuss, and organize for diversity and inclusivity within the mainstream environmentalism movement.

Taking on health equity in Inglewood

Team: Kayla Asemanfar, Carlos Enriquez, Susannah Kiteck, Laura Martinez Villatoro, Brenda Sanchez Morra, Bryant Villegas Advisor: Moana McClellan Client: Social Justice Learning Institute

In the News

Awards

11.15.2017

Aradhna Tripati wins 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities

The Geological Society of America awarded UCLA’s Aradhna Tripati the 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities, which is given to a minority who has “made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities.” Tripati was nominated by UCLA professor emeritus Raymond V. Ingersoll,...


Blog

11.1.2017

Safe water is a right, not a privilege

by Susana De Anda, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist   Safe water is a basic human right, not a privilege. Yet each year, more than one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water from the taps in their homes and schools. The water crisis impacts low-income communities the most, making it harder...


Headline

6.21.2017

Feds give $320,000 grant to group working on cooling LA County, reducing hot spots, heat-related deaths

If a second federal grant is awarded by end of summer, the group will have received the full $2 million to complete a four-year project that studies how heat events, in part caused by global climate change, affects the most vulnerable local communities identified in a previous UCLA study: the San Fernando Valley, Huntington Park and Sunland and others.

Video

Open for business in the Congo rainforest

Recently, crew of college students from UCLA and Cameroon left convenience behind and plunged into the rainforest. Their objective: reopen a field station that had been shuttered for two decades, while taking the pulse of local wildlife. Through their efforts and a project from UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute, the Bouamir research station is again open...