April 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
University Center

Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Professor Ana Baptista and the Environmental Justice Coordinator of the Ironbound Community Corporation will lead a tour of Newark, New Jersey.

The tour will cover the environmental and industrial history of Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood. The tour will review the social, political, and environmental history of Newark’s development with particular attention to the racial and ethnic dynamics of the city’s changing demographics and landscape. The tour will take participants through the Seaports of Newark and Elizabeth (3rd largest seaport in the US) and discuss the health, environmental, and economic impacts of global goods movement.

In addition to a discussion of the environmental justice issues evident in the city, we will cover the intersecting issues of immigrant rights, affordable housing, and economic justice. We will see firsthand some of the active campaigns, projects, and programs that ICC is undertaking with residents to address environmental justice, including stops at DownBottom Farm, Community Center, and Riverfront Park.

Students, faculty, and staff should meet outside the University Center (63 5th Avenue) at 9:30 am. Buses will leave promptly at 10:00 am. The tour will last approximately 2.5 hours.

This event is sponsored by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy and the Tishman Environment and Design Center as part of the university-wide curriculum disruption, Disrupt Climate Injustice.