WHEN: April 19, 2019, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Maple Hall Great Room

Participants engaged with scholars from different disciplines as well as with local community leaders in a half-a-day program that includes panels and workshops. They also explored participatory action research approaches to transform unequal power dynamics between local communities and experts. Through the different sessions, participants will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to engage fairly with communities, while finding networking opportunities to address the many aspects of global climate change. You can check a summary of the conference and the biographies of the speakers.


  • 12:45 pm Registration
  • 1:00 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 1:15 pm Environmental Justice: Reflecting on our Actions locally and globally
    • Debolina Banerjee [Puget Sound Sage]
  • 1:50 pm Community Engagement through Participatory Action Research
    • Branden Born [UW Built Environments]
    • Patrick Christie [UW International Studies / Marine & Environmental Affairs]
    • Megan Ybarra [UW Geography]
  • 3:25 pm Collaboration & Coalition Building in Environmental Justice
    • Bonnie Duran [UW Social Work]
    • Vanessa Galaviz [UW Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences]
    • Jill Mangaliman [Got Green]
    • Tiffany Mendoza [Front & Centered]
  • 4:50 pm Closing remarks and preparing for 2020
    • Terryl Ross [UW College of the Environment; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion]