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.
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.
The virtual conference is free and open to the public with advance registration. Further information forthcoming.
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.
For more information, contact: BaldyCenter@buffalo.edu.