Events - Kay Jowers

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11th Organ

Come and go according to your schedule to participate in this six-hour experimental symposium from choreographer Michael Kliën. Nicholas Institute expert Kay Jowers will be among 23 guest speakers drawing from disparate fields of knowledge and free associations to create a matrix of collective thought. Commissioned by Duke Arts at Duke University and co-sponsored by the American Dance Festival, the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, and the Duke Dance Program.

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 5, 2023 - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location
Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater

Clearing the Air (and Water): Environmental Justice and Health External link

Mark your calendars for this upcoming Think Global hybrid event on Nov. 28 at noon! Panelists will discuss research that shows marginalized communities bear the brunt of environmental health impacts, necessitating equitable solutions. Kay Jowers, director of Just Environments at the Nicholas Institute, will be among the speakers on the panel. Attendance in person is encouraged. Lunch will be available. 

Date and Time
Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
in person at 040 Trent Hall or online via Zoom webinar

Energy Data Analytics Symposium: Accelerating Sustainability in the AI Era

*** This event is now full, but you can sign up for the waitlist. In addition, you can register to network with symposium attendees at an Energy Mix on Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET. ***

This single-track, in-person event will explore leading approaches to how data science tools, including artificial intelligence, can help us make energy systems more accessible, affordable, reliable, and environmentally sustainable.

Date
Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Friday, October 27
Location
Duke University Fuqua School of Business, HCA Classroom
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary: Contemplating its Past and Future

The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum's 2022 Symposium is in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The Act remains integral to preserving water quality for human health and recreation, and for the health and productivity of aquatic ecosystems intimately tied to our communities. Three multi-disciplinary panels of leaders from private, public, and non-profit sectors will discuss the value of clean water, how far the CWA's protections extend, and how the 50-year-old statute addresses emerging issues.

Date and Time
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall; and via Zoom

Casting your Ballot for Environmental Justice: Discussing Where Protest Fills Gaps in Electoral Process

This event brings together Social Justice and Civil Rights scholars and advocates to discuss the intersection of voting, civil disobedience, and environmental justice. As we come up on midterm elections in the U.S., this program highlights two things: the history and interconnectedness of voting rights and environmental justice in this country, and the ways in which movements have used other methods, such as protest, when the electoral processes have failed to promote equity and public wellbeing.

Date and Time
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Policy Perspectives: Collaborating for Climate and Environmental Justice

Kay Jowers, senior policy associate in the Nicholas Institute's State Policy Program, will explore avenues for working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and communities to support and resource progress toward environmental justice.

Date and Time
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall, The Generator (Room 100C)

Just Collaboration: Asset- and Systems-Based Approaches to Community Partnership

This presentation will offer perspectives on how institutional partners can use asset- and systems-based approaches to engaging with community and discuss the range of engagement strategies Communities in Partnership (CIP) and its university partners use to create just community-based research partnerships.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Social Justice, Asymmetries of Power and the Climate Crisis

Senior Policy Associate Kay Jowers will join an expert panel for "Social Justice, Asymmetries of Power and the Climate Crisis," as part of the free webinar series Global Coalition for Community Climate Action, a leadership development initiative presented by American University of Beirut, Duke University, EARTH University and The University of Texas at Austin.

Date and Time
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

ReCONNECT for the Future: Community-Rooted Practices for Creating Equity

Kay Jowers, Senior Policy Associate, will co-facilitate "Community-Rooted Practices for Creating Equity" as part of ReCONNECT for the Future.

Date and Time
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Housing Is Where the Health Is

This discussion will investigate the interconnectedness of one’s home and their health. Housing can be linked to a wide variety of systemic inequalities, including health outcomes. These outcomes and inequalities are exacerbated during COVID-19, when people are spending more time in their homes than ever before.

Date and Time
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Mapping Legacy Soil Lead in Durham, North Carolina

Please gather your lunch and join us via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 12:00pm EST to hear Dr. Anna Wade and Dr. Dan Richter, Jr. talk about “Mapping Legacy Soil Lead in Durham, NC”. Through a Bass Connections research-education project, they have worked to produce the first city soil-lead map in the state. The team sampled urban soils in public spaces, parks, streetside right of ways, and in and around private homes across the city.  They have also mapped Duke University’s East campus using a portable X-ray fluorescence analyzer.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Environmental Justice in North Carolina

Tune in this Tuesday for the second webinar in the Duke Undergraduate Environmental Union's "Environmental Justice in North Carolina" series to hear from Dr. Kay Jowers, co-Director of the Environmental Justice Lab at Duke. Dr. Jowers also serves as a senior policy associate at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Her work focuses on analyzing state regulatory and policy approaches to addressing environmental issues and engages with environmental equity, ethics, and justice in particular.

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Policy Boot Camp: Environmental Justice

Kay Jowers, senior policy associate in the Nicholas Institute's State Policy Program, and Chris Timmins, professor in the Department of Economics, will explore avenues for working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and communities to support and resource progress toward environmental justice.

Date and Time
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Energy Transitions and Rural Communities

The electricity sector is changing rapidly, causing economic and social impacts in rural areas. On November 9, Kay Jowers, senior policy associate at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak at the conference, Energy Transitions and Rural Communities, in Chapel Hill. It will explore the challenges of new energy infrastructure and the effects in communities dependent on coal-related jobs.

Date and Time
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location
The Carolina Club, UNC-Chapel Hill, 150 Stadium Dr., Chapel Hill, NC

The Role of Movements and Legal Opportunities in Shaping Environmental Justice Policy

Kay Jowers, senior policy associate at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present "The Role of Movements and Legal Opportunities in Shaping Environmental Justice Policy" at the Annual Meeting on Law and Society in Toronto, Canada, Friday, June 8. 

Date and Time
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Location
Sheraton Centre, Toronto, Canada

New Directions in the Analysis of Environmental Justice

The Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, in coordination with faculty at the Duke Department of Economics and the Nicholas School of the Environment, will host an invite-only workshop on new directions in the analysis of environmental justice at Duke University August 23 and 24.

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 8:30 a.m. to Wednesday, August 24 - 1:30 p.m.
Location
The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration, Bostock Library, Duke University Campus

What Does Environmental Justice Really Look Like?

How do lawyers and scientists explain or debunk stories linking cancer and other disease to the environment? Does science support the claims?

Date and Time
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Location
304 Research Drive, North Building, Room 232

Achieving Environmental Justice? The Impact of State Policy on Neighborhood Levels of Environmental Inequality

Kay Jowers, senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak on the "Diversity" panel at the 9th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Nov. 8. Her presentation will center on "Achieving Environmental Justice? The Impact of State Policy on Neighborhood Levels of Environmental Inequality."

For more information on the conference, visit http://www.law.berkeley.edu/17100.htm

Date and Time
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location
The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Room 134

A Comparative Case Analysis of Comprehensive State Environmental Flows Management

Kay Jowers, senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present at the annual Water Resources Research Institute Conference March 20. Jowers will present, "A Comparative Case Analysis of Comprehensive State Environmental Flows Management," beginning at 11 a.m. 

The conference focuses on on North Carolina's water resource issues, solutions, and opportunities.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location
Jane S. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, North Carolina