Environmental Justice for All

Glenn Sheriff, Ph.D.

Barbara Starrett

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers are proud to have Professor Glenn Sheriff, Ph.D., of the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University speak on “Environmental Justice for All” on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at the DesertView Theater, with doors opening at 1:45 p.m.

Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means no group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences resulting from industrial, governmental, and commercial operations or policies.

Dr. Sheriff received his B.S. in foreign service at Georgetown University. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland. Before joining the ASU faculty, he taught at Columbia University and served as an economist at several federal agencies, including the State Department, White House Council on Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Agriculture. Dr. Sheriff’s research focus is on the distribution of benefits and costs of environmental, natural resource, and climate policy.

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers provides a forum for the responsible search for truth and meaning in understanding and solving human problems by applying science and reason. We believe that tolerance, compassion, equity, and civility should characterize interactions among people and organizations. We strive to achieve these goals through meetings, lectures, and discussions.

SaddleBrooke Freethinkers meetings are held at the DesertView Theater on Sunday afternoons. The program starts promptly at 2 p.m. Sometimes there are unpreventable changes. You can always check our website www.sbfreethinkers.wordpress.com for the latest information.

You can become a member of the SaddleBrooke Freethinkers for $15 per calendar year. This fee includes all regular lectures and other Freethinkers events like the book club, special programs, and social events. The lecture program runs January through April and October through December. Lectures are open to all SaddleBrooke residents and their guests as space is available. Nonmembers are encouraged to make a $5 donation to defray costs. Attendees are also encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations for the Tri-Community Food Bank.

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