Virtual Conference

Revisiting CRCQL v. Seif: Community-Based Environmental Movements and Legal Remedies

Revisiting CRCQL v. Seif: Community-Based Environmental Movements and Legal Remedies.

Join us online April 22 and 23, 2021, for the virtual conference, Revisiting CRCQL v. Seif: Community-Based Environmental Movements and Legal Remedies. The conference brings together scholars, activists, lawyers, and community members whose work concerns environmental justice. 

Conference Abstract

In 1996, Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living (CRCQL) sued the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for issuing a permit to build a contaminated soil incinerator alongside two existing waste incinerators in a low-income, minority neighborhood in Chester, Pennsylvania. This conference revisits the case and its legacy from the perspective of the Chester environmental justice community.

April 2022

The virtual conference is free and open to the public with advance registration. Further information forthcoming. 

Conference Organizer

Christopher Mele, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Geography, University at Buffalo. Mele's research interests include: post-custodial archiving of community-sourced knowledge; racialized place narratives and urban policy discourses; the geography of racial exclusion; critical gentrification and displacement; and neoliberal urbanism.

Contact

For more information, contact: BaldyCenter@buffalo.edu.