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Events - Kay Jowers
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.