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Take Note: Robert Bullard On The Critical Role of Environmental Justice

Except of interview with Dr. Robert Bullard on WPSU: Cheraine Stanford You’ve done research all around the country showing that for a lot of people of color, poor people, there is a disproportionate number of sort of these negative these things that no one wants in their communities like landfills and toxic chemical plants and…

Climate Justice Symposium at Loyola Law School

Finalizing my article, Climate Cages: Connecting Migration, the Carceral State, Extinction Rebellion, and the Coronavirus through Cicero and 21 Savage, which was part of the Loyola Law Review’s 2020 Symposium. It was also the last conference I attended before COVID-10 went haywire. I have also included updates on the coronavirus. It was a true pleasure…

TALK: Environmental Justice, Islamophobia, and Environmental Security

Environmental Justice Casebook

In this project with Cliff Villa, Rebecca Bratspies, and Roger Lin, I worked to update the original work by Clifford Rechtschaffen, Eileen Gaua, and Catherine O’Neill. The book was sent to the printers last Friday. Thank you to Carolina Academic Press for the opportunity. Environmental Justice: Law, Policy, and Regulation explores theory and practice in this…

COVID-19

I’m glad I’m not the mayor of Miami, having to get a positive results for coronavirus, needing to figure how to contact anyone I’ve been in close contact and coordinate the response for Miami Dade. I think that’s a pretty rough day. I have a final proofs to edit pretty much ASAP along with a…

Theorizing the Health Environment Advocacy Rhetoric (HEAR) Nexus

The multifront threat to environmentalism, which aims to protect and preserve the natural environment, can emerge anywhere from the street corner to the courtroom, but the threat is so pernicious that its pervasiveness is virtually invisible. The forces of environmentalism may appear to be neutralized, or in other words, silenced as the law of the…

The Summer…

From T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land: And no rock    If there were rock    And also water    And water    A spring    A pool among the rock    If there were the sound of water only    Not the cicada    And dry grass singing    But sound of water over…

The Third National Conference of Lawyers Committed to Addressing the Climate Emergency

On April 18, 2019, a group of leading lawyers and law professors will convene in person at locations across the United States to discuss the problem of climate change and the role of lawyers in advancing solutions. The locations will all be linked by live video/audio feeds. This is the third year in a row…

Off to the City That Care Forgot

Getting ready to head out to “The Big Easy” or “The City That Care Forgot.” It will be my first time in New Orleans. It’s the setting of The Pelican Brief. More so, it’s where Hurricane Katrina landed in 2005, the year I graduated from law school. By the time Hurricane Katrina came, I had already…