Statements of Support & Solidarity
EPC Statement on Racial Justice
June 04, 2020
The Program in Environmental Policy and Culture (EPC) stands in solidarity with those engaged in the fight against institutionalized racism, and mourns the unjust deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black people who have lost their lives to racist violence. In this moment of struggle, we recommit ourselves to research, teaching, activism and learning that deepens our understanding of how systems of oppression operate in society, and rededicate ourselves to the work of addressing injustice that includes environmental racism, Indigenous dispossession, and white privilege. We pledge to extend EPC’s educational mandate to include offering service to the community, building alliances with our neighbors in the greater Chicago area, and working with grassroots movements in their quests for justice and equality. We stand with our Black students, faculty, staff, and community members in these painful times, and support the courageous efforts of protestors who demand structural reform and racial justice.
Black. Lives. Matter.
The EPC Program
Statement of Support
October 22, 2020
The Program in Environmental Policy & Culture stands in support and solidarity with the Department of African American Studies and the Black community at Northwestern in demanding real, concrete progress toward racial equality on campus. This demand includes leadership that demonstrates commitment through action, resources, and relationships to anti-racism and dismantling the structures within Northwestern that perpetuate injustice.
News & Events
Recording From EPC Urban Farming and Food Justice talk available!
On February 4th EPC hosted a talk with Janelle St. John, Director of Growing Home Inc., an urban farm located in the Engelwood neighborhood of Chicago. St. John led a lively conversation about the work Growing Home does in the community and the recording for this event can be found at the link below!
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Online
Please join us as MS student Sam Danguilan presents her MS thesis research to her committee!
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Online
Join us on International Women’s Day, Monday March 8, 6:30 pm CST, for a free screening of these films featuring two remarkable women, ...
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online
How can we "read" or understand policy responses to climate change? We can "read forwards," drawing on scientific evidence and reasonin...