League of Women Voters of Washtenaw County & Theresa Reid host Kyle Whyte, PhD
What can we learn from indigenous leaders as we try to find morally responsible and effective solutions to this man-made crisis? How do we ensure that proposed solutions do not further hurt the black, brown, indigenous, and poor communities that already suffer from severely unequal distribution of pollution and toxic waste? How do we ensure that indigenous voices are heard and respected in the search for equitable solutions? See the YouTube video of this live event: https://youtu.be/eGCbpvP6ia8
Kyle Whyte, PhD, is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and is the George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability, focus on Environmental Justice, at UM’s School of Environment and Sustainability (SEAS). Professor Whyte currently serves on the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, the Management Committee of the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, the Board of Directors of the Pesticide Action Network North America, and many other national, regional, and state bodies addressing environmental inequity from the indigenous perspective.
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Book recommendation: David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon