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Race, Racism and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium: The Many Faces of Environmental (In)Justice

September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Environmental racism takes many forms, from higher rates of pollution and stormwater issues in BIPOC communities to racist planning policies that lead to gentrification and displacement, and white supremacist investments in automotive-centric transportation systems.

Our fourth R3 symposium, “The Many Faces of Environmental (In)Justice: Scholarship addressing Racism, Infrastructure and Climate Action, will highlight scholarship addressing environmental justice and climate action from UNC graduate students, research scientists and faculty from Epidemiology, Public Health, Social Work and Urban Planning.

The Race, Racism and Racial Equity (R3) Symposium is a series of virtual events that bring together scholars and researchers from across campus to share their work with Carolina and the broader community.

We will provide context on the state of race at UNC and in the U.S., complementing the work of the Chancellor’s Commission on History, Race and a Way Forward. R3 will also highlight the stellar and innovative work of our graduate researchers. R3 is co-hosted by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Jordan Institute for Families and the UNC School of Social Work‘s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

MODERATOR: Dr. Travis Albritton, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, School of Social Work


  • Anderson (Andy) Al Wazni, MSW (third-year doctoral student, School of Social Work)
  • Seth Lajeunesse, Senior Research Associate, High Traffic Research Center)
  • Morgan Richey (PhD student, Epidemiology)
  • Danielle Spurlock (Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning)




September 9
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


University Office for Diversity & Inclusion
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