Add to Calendar   04/17/2019 12:00 PM 04/17/2019 02:30 PM America/New_York After the Fire: A Path Toward Environmental Restoration of Cleveland's Neighborhoods

 

 

Cleveland’s environmental history is a story worth telling, for while it’s had trials, the community has triumphed over environmental injustices. The Cuyahoga River is much healthier than fifty years ago. Parks have reclaimed abandoned, polluted land. But there’s still a lot of work for the community to do to revitalize the city. This event will help law students and attorneys engage with issues of environmental injustice throughout Cleveland and beyond.

 

Agenda

 

12:00 -12:30 pm - Lunch

 

12:30 - 12:45 pm – Introductions with CSU-Marshall Environmental Law Society and the Ohio Environmental Council


12:45 – 1:15 pm –  A short history of the environmental degradation of Cleveland neighborhoods (impact of Standard Oil and the industrial age) with Dr. Jon Wlasiuk.

 

1:15 – 1:45 pm – Learn how Cleveland has risen from the ashes of environmental destruction – focus on Ohio Canal Path and parks in flats, and on Cleveland Lakefront—bringing green space to the inner city with Kyle Baker.

 

1:45 – 2:15 pm – Jocelyn Travis presents the environmental organizing strategies used in Cleveland to strengthen communities, particularly communities of color; roadblocks faced when connecting with communities; and exploring how attorneys/law students can support efforts to empower groups to fight environmental injustice.

 

2:15 – 2:30 pm – Q&A/Discussion

 

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Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University Cleveland 04/17/2019 12:00 PM

After the Fire: A Path Toward Environmental Restoration of Cleveland's Neighborhoods

 

 

Cleveland’s environmental history is a story worth telling, for while it’s had trials, the community has triumphed over environmental injustices. The Cuyahoga River is much healthier than fifty years ago. Parks have reclaimed abandoned, polluted land. But there’s still a lot of work for the community to do to revitalize the city. This event will help law students and attorneys engage with issues of environmental injustice throughout Cleveland and beyond.

 

Agenda

 

12:00 -12:30 pm - Lunch

 

12:30 - 12:45 pm – Introductions with CSU-Marshall Environmental Law Society and the Ohio Environmental Council


12:45 – 1:15 pm –  A short history of the environmental degradation of Cleveland neighborhoods (impact of Standard Oil and the industrial age) with Dr. Jon Wlasiuk.

 

1:15 – 1:45 pm – Learn how Cleveland has risen from the ashes of environmental destruction – focus on Ohio Canal Path and parks in flats, and on Cleveland Lakefront—bringing green space to the inner city with Kyle Baker.

 

1:45 – 2:15 pm – Jocelyn Travis presents the environmental organizing strategies used in Cleveland to strengthen communities, particularly communities of color; roadblocks faced when connecting with communities; and exploring how attorneys/law students can support efforts to empower groups to fight environmental injustice.

 

2:15 – 2:30 pm – Q&A/Discussion

 

REGISTER

WHEN
April 17, 2019 at 12pm - 2:30pm
WHERE
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States
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