Workshops Announced BIO+DIVERSITY


We are thrilled to announce Professor Laura Pulido as the Keynote Speaker for the Green Ambassadors Institute’s BIO+DIVERSITY summit on November 7, 2015.

Read more about Professor Pulido here.

Laura Pulido is a Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC and researches race, environmental justice, comparative ethnic studies, and critical human geography. She studies how various groups experience racial and class oppression, how these experiences differ among particular communities of color, and how they mobilize to create a more socially-just world. Asking such questions, Professor Pulido has done extensive work in the field of environmental justice, social movements, labor studies, and radical tourism. She is the author of numerous books, including ENVIRONMENTALISM AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE: TWO CHICANO STRUGGLES IN THE SOUTHWEST (University of Arizona, 1996), BLACK, BROWN, YELLOW AND LEFT: RADICAL ACTIVISM IN LOS ANGELES (University of California 2006), and A PEOPLE’S GUIDE TO LOS ANGELES (University of California, 2012), along with Laura Barraclough and Wendy Cheng.

At BIO+DIVERSITY, Professor Pulidowill be framing the larger context of environmental justice in Los Angeles and globally, illuminating patterns of inequality and resistance, and sharing ideas for educators to engage youth in activities and projects.

Other workshops will be led by From Lot to Spot, LA Rooted, Kiss the Ground, youth from Communities for a Better Environment, and teachers at Environmental Charter Schools.

We encourage all interested educators and community members to join us at Environmental Charter High School for the Green Ambassadors Institute: BIO+DIVERSITY on November 7, February 20 and April 16

BIO+DIVERSITY: Nov 7 // Feb 20 // Apr 16

The Green Ambassadors Institute is a three-part series for educators and organizers exploring the intersections of social and environmental justice, sustainable food & service learning in LA and SoCal. BIO+DIVERSITY is the idea that environmental, social, cultural and economic diversity are drivers for the sustainable success of our urban communities. How are people leading community-based solutions to environmental issues and how can we engage students in these movements? Come learn and network with other educators and get practical tools and curriculum to implement environmental projects with your students!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Laura Pulido, USC We are thrilled to have Laura Pulido speaking at BIO+DIVERSITY. Author of A People’s Guide to Los Angeles and professor at USC, Laura researches race, environmental justice and critical human geography. She will be framing the context of environmental justice in LA and globally, illuminating patterns of inequality and resistance while sharing ideas for educators to engage youth in activities and projects in their own communities. WORKSHOPS BY Communities for a Better Environment From Lot to Spot LA Rooted Environmental Charter Schools See for more details.