We have a very informational program lined up. Dr. Jayajit Chakraborty will speak with us about environmental justice.
Dr Chakraborty's research encompasses a wide range of environmental and social justice issues, as well as their connections with racial and ethnic disparities, public health concerns, and both natural and technological hazards. His research has been funded by multiple awards from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Association of American Geographers (AAG).
He is a Professor of Geography at UTEP. He also directs the Socio-Environmental & Geospatial Analysis (SEGA) Lab there. Before coming to UTEP in 2015, Dr. Chakraborty was a Professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He was also a visiting scholar in the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
The forum will be held Sunday, June 24 at the El Paso Public Library downtown, 501 N. Oregon from 2:30-4 pm.