Local leaders and scholars in urban ecology and environmental law will present on the intersection between environmental racism and biodiversity, followed by an open discussion on how to address structural inequalities in research and outreach.
Moderated by Zuleyma Tang-Martínez – Professor Emeritus, UMSL
Kelly Lane-deGraaf – Associate Professor and director of the Center for One Health at Fontbonne University
Sebastian Moreno – doctoral student at UMass-Amherst studying urban bird biodiversity and community science
Debbie Njai – Board Vice President of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and founder of Black People Who Hike
Tara Rocque – Assistant Professor of Practice and Assistant Director of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic at Washington University in St. Louis