2020-2021 PLACE and Power Speaker Series
In place of a symposium during the 2020-2021 school year, the Virginia Environmental Law Journal co-hosted the four-part PLACE and Power Speaker Series in conjunction with UVA Law's PLACE program and the Virginia Environmental Law Forum. We invite you to revisit the event recordings!
PLACE and Power: How Rural Places Shape the Environment
Legal historian Emily Prifogle and author Earl Swift discuss the importance of rural places in shaping the laws, customs and attitudes of the people who live in them, as well as their role in the cultural and political future of the nation.
PLACE and Power: Pathways to Racial and Economic Equity
Scholars, authors and policy activists David Troutt and Thad Williamson discuss the pathways to racial and economic equity in cities and in the nation as a whole, with a focus on the effects of local and regional housing, employment and anti-poverty policies.
PLACE and Power: Improving Air Quality
California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols and UCLA law professor Ann E. Carlson discuss the productive but fraught relationship between cities, states and national environmental decisions-makers, with a focus on the important strides made to improve air quality in California over the past several decades.
PLACE and Power: A Conversation With Sarah Krakoff and Gerald Torres About the Environment and Native American Rights
Professors Sarah Krakoff and Gerald Torres discuss issues of politics, justice and progress at the intersection of environmental governance and the rights and interests of Native American peoples. The discussion will focus on threats to lands and other natural and cultural resources, such as Bears Ears, and the exclusion of historic tribal uses from publicly managed lands, such as the Grand Canyon.