|Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.|
This year's symposium will address water rights and environmental justice, implications for social work, and human rights. RSVP at the website above. Dinner will be served.
Cathryne Schmitz, Ph.D: Expert in global engagement, community building, critical multiculturalism, environmental sustainability, and peacebuilding. Dr. Schmitz has focused much of her work on community building, environmental sustainability, and has influenced an environmental justice perspective into social work curricula.
Shanondora Billiot, Ph.D: Assistant Professor at University of Illinois. Examines the connection to First Nations land and environmental change exposure. Experience in post-disaster community development and implementing health and mental health policies.
Tam Perry, Ph.D: Assistant Professor at Wayne State University, Dr. Perry specializes in the understanding of the environmental impacts on older adults. She will speak about her experience in this area in Flint, Michigan, where the water crisis has hit vulnerable populations the hardest.
UB School of Social Work GSA
UB Community for Global health Equity
UB Gender institute
UB Department of Civil, Structural and environmental engineering
UB Haudenosaunee/Native American Studies Research Group.
Global justice ecology project
Sierra Club Niagara
Peace Center of WNY