Please join us for an evening with Dr. Julie Sze for her lecture, “Defining Environmental Justice and Crossing Borders” Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the MSUM Center for Business, Room 111, 721 11th St. S, Moorhead, 56563.

In her lecture, Dr. Sze will discuss the field of environmental justice studies as a border-crossing enterprise. These borders include research and outreach/engagement activities, and traditional divides between academia and community, race and environment, and the social sciences, humanities and sciences. Whether your interests lie in environmental, racial or social justice, this will be an evening you will not want to miss.

Julie Sze is an Associate Professor of American Studies at UC Davis. She is also the founding director of the Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment. and in that capacity is the Faculty Advisor for 25 Stories from the Central Valley. Sze’s book, Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice, won the 2008 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, awarded annually to the best published book in American Studies. Sze’s research investigates environmental justice and environmental inequality; culture and environment; race, gender and power; and community health and activism. She has published on a wide range of topics such as energy and air pollution activism; toxicity; the cultural politics of the Hummer, and on environmental justice novels and cultural production.

This lecture is sponsored by the MSUM Comstock Fund and is free and open to the public.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Kim Park Nelson at parknelson@mnstate.edu.

We hope to see you there!