The American Society for Environmental History holds its annual meeting in Washington DC this week. See the program (link opens PDF) for specifics; I’ll note here that a few activities involve questions of environmental justice, environmental racism, and environmental inequalities. These include a Thursday morning panel of papers, a field trip, and a roundtable discussion.
I’m part of that last one. Thursday morning at 10:30, Connie Chiang, Rob Gioielli, Agnes Kneitz, Chris Wells, and I will participate in the roundtable discussion “The Future History of Environmental Justice.” Some of my comments will involve my forthcoming book Clean and White: A History of Environmental Racism in the United States, and the discussion promises to be a lively one.
I should mention that this conference will also serve to unveil my colleague Jim Longhurst’s brand new book Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road, recommended reading for cyclists and infrastructure enthusiasts.