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Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA

April 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join the Department of Human Development for another of our upcoming HDEV Seminar Series presentation!

Presenter: Dr. Nadia Kim, Professor of Asian & Asian American Studies (and by courtesy, Sociology), Loyola Marymount University

Presentation Title: “Refusing Death: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA”

Description: Refusing Death, an award-winning book, examines race, class, and citizenship with respect to the growing social phenomenon of marginalized and unauthorized immigrants – especially women and youth – leading community grassroots movements, one of which focuses on environmental (health) justice. Through ethnographic observation, in-depth interviews, and document analysis of Asian American and Latina environmental justice activists in the industrial-port belt of Los Angeles, Kim details how these immigrant women activists redefine notions of politics, community, and citizenship in the face of America’s nativist racism and its system of class injustice at the core of environmental injustice.

Registration or join via Zoom: https://csulb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlde-rqD4vGNDCKQL1dtXyzf_98GWiMGlb

We hope you will join us. And please encourage your students to attend (especially if you teach anything related to qualitative methods, gender, race, and class inequality, immigrant populations, and environmental racism and environmental justice)! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

This presentation is funded by the CSULB President’s Commission on Sustainability and co-sponsored by the Departments of Human Development, Anthropology, Asian and Asian American Studies, International Studies, and University Honors Program.


April 5, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Library: Room-507