EPIP LA | Salon Series: A Conversation on Environmental Justice

Everyone living in the Los Angeles region faces future threats from increasing pollution and a changing climate, but for many communities the effects of environmental damage can be felt today. Join EPIP LA on Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30pm for an intimate conversation with mark! Lopez, executive director of East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, to learn about the disparate impacts of LA’s largest industries as well as the activist movement that seeks to change the conversation. Dinner will be provided.
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mark! Lopez comes from a family with a long history of activism. He was raised in the Madres del Este de Los Angeles Santa Isabel (Mothers of East LA Santa Isabel – MELASI), an organization co-founded by his grandparents, Juana Beatriz Gutierrez and Ricardo Gutierrez. This set his trajectory as a community activist. He has engaged in a wide array of student activism at UC Santa Cruz where he earned his B.A. in Environmental Studies, and taught university courses at UC Santa Cruz, Cal State Northridge, and UCLA Extension. mark! earned his M.A. from the Chican@ Studies Department at Cal State Northridge, where he completed his Masters thesis titled “The Fire: Decolonizing “Environmental Justice.” mark! joined East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice as a member three years before joining the staff. After serving as Lead Organizer for East Yard Communities and Co-Director with EYCEJ Co-Founder Angelo Logan, mark! is now the Executive Director. He organizes in the area where he was born, raised and continues to live. mark! is the 2017 North American Recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize.

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WHEN
April 30, 2019 at 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
WHERE
Joan Palevsky Center
281 S Figueroa St
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
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CONTACT
Jaime Kalenik ·
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