KCSB NEWS: Unnatural Disasters and Environmental Racism Panel

text by KCSB External News Director

15 April, 2019

KCSB News presented a panel on Monday, February 25th, 2019 regarding the implications of (un)natural disasters on marginalized communities due to non-inclusive and outdated policies. The panel featured representatives from the UCSB Environmental Studies Department, UCSB Students for Environmental Justice, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) and the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. This event focused on case studies and their impact on communities, as well as collaborative efforts in moving forward- envisioning how policymakers and government responses can include marginalized communities.

GUEST SPEAKERS:
Genevieve Flores-Haro, Associate Director for MICOP (Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project)
David Pellow, UCSB Environmental Studies Dehlsen Professor and dept. chair
Leah Stokes, UCSB Political Science Professor and Environmental Studies Affiliate
Cynthia Torres, UCSB Environmental Studies Undergraduate and Environmental Justice Alliance founder
Das Williams, Santa Barbara County Supervisor for First District and previous California State Assemblyman for Santa Barbara County
Lucas Zucker, Policy and Communications Director for CAUSE (Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS/HOSTS: Anita Carraher & Dorothy Tang
TECHNICAL PRODUCER: Eric Fredricey
LIVE REMOTE ENGINEER: Alyssa Saldana
STUDIO ENGINEER: Lisa Osborn

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