In partnership with the Red, Black & Green New Deal initiative at the Movement for Black Lives, the NAACP Environmental & Climate Justice Program, and the University of California @ Irvine School of Law, the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy invites practicing Black, Indigenous and attorneys of Color, legal educators, law students and justice allies in the legal field to a webinar series in August created to provide an introduction to Just Transition Lawyering.
Responding to the impact of the global climate crisis on natural resources, frontline communities, human rights and democracy, Just Transition Lawyering provides strategic and allied support to the leaders and communities anchoring and building the environmental & climate justice movement. Just Transition Lawyering works to end discriminatory and destructive practices and policies while imagining new, justice-oriented alternatives using the law and legal system. The Just Transition Lawyering webinar series explains basic concepts of climate change, racial justice, economic justice and Just Transition Lawyering through the lens of lawyers on the frontlines. Join us, Thursdays in August! For more information visit contact RBGND@gcclp.org
Aug. 5 - Vision for Black Lives, RBGND & the National Black Climate Mandate
Aug. 12- Environmental Justice as part of a Just Transition
Aug. 19- The Laws of Equitable Disaster Recovery
Aug. 26- Rights, Reparations & Building the New