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Civil Rights Law and Environmental Justice Workshop

May 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - May 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm


This two-day virtual workshop will gather practicing Civil Rights and Environmental attorneys with current law students, community advocates and residents, and non-profit leaders. Sessions will explore the intersection of civil rights and environmental law and their application to issues impacting urban communities and their environment. 

Day 1 Friday, May 21st  

10 am- 5:00pm EST 

Opening Keynote

Marianne Engelman-Lado, Former Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Clinics at Vermont Law School and Yale University 

Community Lawyering

Session Co-leaders

Veronica Eady, Senior Deputy Executive Officer of Policy & Equity, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Marybelle Nzegwu Tobias, Principal Environmental Justice Solutions

Civil Rights Law in an Environmental Context 

Session Co-leaders

Erin Gaines, Staff Attorney Fossil Fuels Programs EarthJustice

Daria E. Neal, Esq.

Day 2 Saturday, May 22nd  

10 am- 5:00pm EST 

The Legacy of the City Project Framework Part 1 

Session leader

Erica Flores Baltodano, The Baltodano Firm, APC  

The Legacy of the City Project Framework Part 2 

Session Leader

Vernice Miller Travis, Executive Vice President, Metropolitan Group

Closing Keynote

Monique Harden, Esq. Assistant Director of Law and Policy /Community Engagement Program Manager Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

For more information or to register contact  Program Coordinator, Katrina Lashley  lashleyk@si.edu 


May 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am
May 22, 2021 @ 7:30 pm