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Romero Human Rights Series: A Movement Takes Flight
In 2000, the University of Dayton established the Romero Human Rights Award to commemorate the ministry and martyrdom of the slain Salvadoran Archbishop and honor an individual or organization whose work has contributed significantly to the alleviation of human suffering and injustice. human rights themes and issues represented by the work of the awardee(s), and highlights the impact of the issues internationally, nationally and locally. In 2021, the Romero Award ceremony and symposium will consist of a series of on-line events, including the launch of the new and forthcoming work by MCP, Poison and Power: The Fight for Water, that highlights environmental and climate justice defenders and the impact of these issues locally, nationally and globally. Thirty years ago, community leaders from all walks of life gathered in Washington, DC for a landmark environmental summit. Delegates asserted the environmental movement needed to pivot, and they introduced principles that expanded the customary boundaries of environmental protection. This panel features ‘environmental justice trailblazers’ who attended the Summit. The discussants will reflect on the historic milestone and the trajectory of the environmental justice movement.

Apr 7, 2021 03:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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