Thu, 05/16/2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
UCLA Environmental Justice Lecture Series, organized by UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
UCLA Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics Lecture Hall 1200
Improving communities in large cities is a complex
process that often requires expert knowledge. As such, professional groups
remain the principal stakeholders and ordinary citizens have little say in
matters relating to property, land use and construction of infrastructure
systems within their city. Our two speakers will talk about their experience in
engaging and benefiting local people incommunity improvement.
Maida is a professor of public health
at the UCLA School of Dentistry and a member of the faculty at the UCLA
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. His expertise
includes community-based research on natural hazards, community toxics,
environmental disease, and urban populations.
Cannon is the co-founder and president
of Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles (CCSCLA), a grassroots
organization, founded in 1985 to oppose the building of a municipal waste
incinerator in her community, as well as, to address other environmental,
social, and economic problems impacting the South Central community.
Environmental Justice Initiative
UCLA Luskin School of Public