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White Supremacy and Environmental Racism

Hosted by Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

Join scholar Benjamin Clark to discuss white supremacy and environmental racism at the Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site.

March 5
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site
201 US 27 North
Fountain City, IN 47341 United States
Free

Event Details

In this talk Benjamin Clark of IUPUI will begin with a brief history of white supremacy and its origins on the North American continent, beginning from the period of colonization and enslavement. Benjamin then demonstrates how these legacies shape many of the social issues facing our country today, including relationships to the environment. Looking at how the power of the state shapes and enforces environmental policy, Benjamin helps audiences see how, due to systemic racism, Black and Brown communities have been disproportionately negatively impacted by pollution, climate change and natural disasters. After this presentation, Benjamin will open up space for participants to discuss environmental racism and its effects on their lives and communities.