16th Annual Environmental Justice Conference!!!!!!!!

Not in Your Backyard and Not in Mine: All hands working for Environmental Justice



Tentative Program:

9:00-10:00 am Opening EJ Training & Discussion (OPAL)

10:15-11:15 am PowerShift Panel (CJL)

11:30-1:00 pm Food Justice Panel (Huerto de la Familia, South Central Farmers, United Farm Workers)

1:15-2:45 pm Food Justice Keynote (Bryant Terry)

3:00-4:15 pm Environmental Justice in Eugene (Oregon Toxics Alliance, Centro Latino Americano)

4:30-6:00 pm Indigenous Rights Keynote (Winnemem Wintu Tribe, Enivronmental Justice Coalition for Water)

6:15 pm Dinner

6:30-8:45 pm Film Screening and Discussion (Sun Come Up)

8:45 pm Dessert and Networking

Student Leadership Opportunity

Hello University of Oregon Students,

We are writing on behalf of the ASUO student group Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER). CAER is committed to bridging the gap between the struggle for social and environmental equality. CAER has the dual mission of educating the campus about Environmental Racism and building coalitions within the University community to foster activism in the Environmental Justice Movement. Unfortunately, this next term, Spring 2011, two of the three CAER student leaders will be studying abroad. Consequently, we need two interim student leaders for next term, Spring 2011.

This position requires the applicant to attend CAER’s weekly meetings (Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Multicultural Center). Most importantly, the applicant will assist with the organization and implementation of CAER’s 16th Annual Grassroots Environmental Justice Conference (April 31-May1). In addition, this position requires attendance at the occasional Program Council Meetings and/or Multicultural Board meetings.

This position does have a stipend. However, the stipend is not enough to fully compensate the applicant for the time spent in this position. Please do not apply unless you are interested in Environmental Justice and are willing to spend at least 5 hours a week on the group. Please anticipate allocating more than five hours a week leading up the conference, which occurs during the middle of Spring Term.

We will interview all applicants in the coming weeks. Please note that this position is only for Spring 2011. You are welcome to take part in the standard officer election for next year, but your position would be in no way guaranteed. Please submit a resume to caer@uoregon.edu as soon as possible. Feel free to email CAER if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you,

Nick Hayman and Natalie Kessler

Coalition Against Environmental Racism

16th Annual CAER conference is coming up on April 30th and May 1st!

Free Food! Free Knowledge! Free Event!

We are really excited for this year! We are still in the planning process, but we are looking to host exciting panels and speakers in a variety of Environmental Justice issues including food justice, indigenous rights, and climate justice.

We would like for all those interested to attend our weekly meeting at 7 pm in the MCC (beneath Panda express in the EMU) to help us plan and voice your ideas!

Here is a little taste of what you might see at this conference!

Sun Come Up Trailer

The Return of Navajo Boy

The Native American Student Union and the Coalition Against Environmental Racism

are proud to present:

The Return of Navajo Boy

A free film screening on Wed, May 26 at 7:30 pm.

Located in the Many Nations Longhouse (behind the Law School)

Free Knowledge! Free Food!

This film is an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and PBS. The Return of Navajo Boy reunited a Navajo family, forced the US Department of Justice to pay out a $100,000 compensation check to a former uranium miner and triggered a federal investigation of uranium houses.

This is a FREE event with FREE food!!!

The screening is on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:30 pm in the Many Nations Longhouse (Located behind the Law School.)

Free Conference! Saturday, April 24th

Join us for the 15th Annual Grassroots Environmental Justice Conference! <– Click for more details, including a speakers schedule.

Dare to CAER!

Free Food! Free Conference! Free Knowledge!

This year’s conference, DARE to CAER: What’s your gateway to environmental justice?, is an all-day event on Saturday, April 24th filled with workshops, speakers, and panels. Topics include urban justice, climate justice, food justice, and nuclear power.

On Sunday, we will be working at Huerto de la Familia, a local community garden that provides a place for low-income Latino families to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

*No registration required*

CAER-stravaganza! Puppet show! Hors d’oeuvres!

Join us for our last event of the year!

What: CAER-stravaganza! Featuring the debut of the CAER puppet show troupe and delectable hors d’oeuvres!

When: 6:30pm, Thursday, May 28

Where: The Break, EMU (pool hall)

Interested in social justice and environmental issues? Come learn about environmental justice and CAER! We’ll have a delightful original puppet show, mingle, and hang out! Come by for a study break and learn how you can help promote environmental justice! Our events are always FREE and open to the public.

For more information: caer_at_uoregon.edu

14th Annual Grassroots Environmental Justice Conference!!

“Voices for Environmental Justice”

April 25-26, 2009

University of Oregon

**This event is free! No registration required!**

Tentative Conference Schedule Now Available! 

14th EJ Conference Schedule

CAER’s Spring 2009 Newsletter: Conference Edition, with articles from CAER members and speaker biographies for the conference, is also now available! 

Ground Up: An Environmental Justice Newsletter (Spring 09)