Lecture/Discussion: "Cancer Alley"


Location: via Zoom


Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary

Join the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights as Devin Lowell, Pam Spees, and their clients discuss “Cancer Alley,” a locale where residents, primarily Black Americans, face substantially higher rates of cancer and other adverse health outcomes than their peers. Lowell is with the Tulane Environmental Law Clinic. In private practice he has litigated a variety of complex matters in both state and federal court, including environmental damage claims, workplace asbestos injuries, pharmaceutical product liability, and consumer class actions.

Spees is a senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Her work focuses on addressing gender-based violence, persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the support of environmental justice movements and the right to protest.

Building an Anti-Racist Vocabulary is a weekly lecture series presenting preeminent scholars, thought leaders, and public intellectuals to guide our community through topics necessary to a deeper understanding of systemic racism and racial justice.

Lectures are available to the Notre Dame community via Zoom. Registration with a valid nd.edu or alumni.nd.edu is required.

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Originally published at klau.nd.edu.