A Conversation about Palestine, pt. 5 - The "Ecocide" in Palestine
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
14h ago
War is raging in Gaza. People are being killed. Homes and schools and hospitals are being destroyed. Famine has ravaged the land. But there is also something else going on. Ecocide. The complete and utter destruction of the environment in Gaza. Water infrastructure has been destroyed. Wastewater infrastructure has been decimated. Soil is contaminated. The air is unbreathable. We do not talk enough about how war destroys the environment and exacerbates climate change. Well, we’re talking about it today. Starting with Gaza…   Resources: The UN is investigating the environmental impact of t ..read more
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A Conversation about Palestine, pt. 4 - Water Justice in Palestine
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
2w ago
You need water to live. I need water to live. Everyone needs water to live. However, in Palestine, the necessary amount of water is not flowing to the Palestinians.  It's not just a matter of water insecurity. It's water injustice. It's water apartheid. And it needs to stop.  So let's talk about it.... #ceasefirenow #releasethehostagesnow #freepalestine Resources: The Occupation of Water - Amnesty International (11/2017) Palestinians struggle to get water - Al Jazeera (08/2023) Gaza children face acute water and sanitation crisis - UNICEF (09/2017) Connect with our Environmental ..read more
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A Conversation about Palestine, pt. 3 - Food Justice and Food Sovereignty in Palestine
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
1M ago
Food justice and food sovereignty are hallmarks of a free society. The ability to get the food you need, when you need it, is critical for any group of people to flourish. However, this is not the case in Palestine. Long before the current war on Gaza, food justice and food sovereignty were not present.  And we need to talk about it.... #ceasefirenow #releasethehostagesnow #freepalestine Resources: Palestine - World Food Programme Restrictions on food sovereignty in Palestine - Visualizing Palestine Connect with our Environmental Justice Lab community: Instagram: @envjusticelab Y ..read more
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A Conversation about Palestine, pt. 1 - Who's making the decisions, anyway?
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
2M ago
We need to talk about Palestine. I've been avoiding it. My guess is that you have been avoiding it. But we cannot avoid it any longer. Too many deaths. Too many parentless children. Too many environmental injustices. It's time to talk about it and take a stand. So I'm going to try and talk about it.... #ceasefirenow #releasethehostagesnow #freepalestine Connect with our Environmental Justice Lab community: Instagram: @envjusticelab YouTube: @envjusticelab Email: theenvironmentaljusticelab@gmail.com We love and appreciate everyone who listens to the podcast. Become a supporter of this po ..read more
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The Language of Justice, pt. 4 - The DEI Trap
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
3M ago
DEI. Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. With the proliferation of DEI offices, officers, divisions, and initiatives, are we actually seeing more justice done in our communities? Are our institutions more equitable? Is it leading to environmental justice and equity for all? And how are we talking about DEI when issues related to justice come up? We need to talk about it. Resources: What is DEI? Failure of the DEI Industrial Complex - The Harvard Business Review Connect with our Environmental Justice Lab community: Instagram: @envjusticelab YouTube: @envjusticelab Email: theenvironmentaljusticelab ..read more
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The Language of Justice, Pt. 3 - Race and Ethnicity
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
3M ago
Race. According to researchers, it’s the #1 characteristic that informs the presence of environmental injustice. However, I’ve noticed that in the literature and in the discourse around environmental justice, many of us are not willing to explicitly state WHO is being treated unfairly. We do not say “Black” or “Indigenous” or whoever else. Instead, I see phrases like “communities of color” or “minorities” or “underserved populations”. We need to change that. We need to change our language around justice so we let people know exactly who we are talking about when we talk about them. On this ep ..read more
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Prisoners, Pt. 3 - It's getting hot in here...
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
3M ago
In Part 3 of our series on “Prisoners'', we are talking about the effect that heat has on people who are incarcerated. We understand the impacts that heatwaves and overall climate change are having in the general population and among certain vulnerable communities. But what is it doing to the people who live in prisons? What is happening to them? We talk about it on this episode. Stay tuned!. Resources: Heat-related mortality in U.S. state and private prisons: A case-crossover analysis CBS Report on heat in Texas prisons Prison Heat - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Connect with our Envi ..read more
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Episode 15 - Thinking through President Biden's executive order on environmental justice
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
3M ago
On April 21, President Biden issued an executive order on environmental justice. It was his strongest statement reaffirming his commitment to environmental justice since he became president. But what does that mean for fenceline and frontline communities? How excited should we be about this executive order? Let’s talk about it! Join the conversation. Learn more: Fact Sheet - Biden Executive Order on Environmental Justice Indigenous Knowledge Guidance Document 1994 Executive Order on Environmental Justice Connect with our Environmental Justice Lab community: Instagram: @envjusticelab Faceboo ..read more
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Episode 8 - Sacrifice Zones, Pt. 4 - Let's talk about BASF
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by Dr. Lesley Joseph
3M ago
**This episode is dedicated to Mary Gladell Rice Martin (1932 - 2023). She was an amazing woman, a pillar in her community, and a lifelong BASF employee in South Carolina. Her life was the motivation for this episode.** BASF is the world’s largest chemical company. BASF is also one of the world’s greatest purveyors of environmental racism and injustice. Part 4 of our series on “Sacrifice Zones” dives into ProPublica’s investigation into the sacrifice zones created from the work of BASF that goes into just one product: Cascade Dishwasher Detergent. Join us! Learn More about BASF and its impac ..read more
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The Language of Justice, pt. 1 - We need to talk differently
The Environmental Justice Lab
by Dr. Lesley Joseph
4M ago
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first episode of Season 3 of the Environmental Justice Lab. On this episode, we are looking at the "language of justice", how we talk about what we talk about. In order to be most effective, we need to make sure that we are clear and precise with our language, especially as we bring awareness to environmental justice issues and the impacted communities. So let's talk about it! Connect with our Environmental Justice Lab community: Instagram: @envjusticelab YouTube: @envjusticelab Email: theenvironmentaljusticelab@gmail.com Don’t forget to subscribe and rate the ..read more
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