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Sunday, September 14 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations, Taylor Report Commissioned by Green 2.0. - FREE ADMISSION

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The Taylor Report Commissioned by Green 2.0 is the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement compiled by a working group of thought leaders on environment and race led by University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor. The report explores the history of tension between green activism and racial justice, and the many attempts at rapprochement; with Mark Magana (GreenLatinos), Prof Dorceta Taylor (U. of Michigan, author of Toxic Communities"), Danielle Dane (Raeben Group)

Dorceta Taylor
Dr. Dorceta Taylor is a professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment where she is the Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Field of Studies. She also holds a joint appointment with the Program in the Environment. Dr. Taylor is a past Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology Section. Professor Taylor received doctorates in Sociology and Forestry & Environmental Studies from Yale University in 1991, a Master of Arts and Master ofPhilosophy from Yale University in Sociology and Forestry & Environmental Studies in 1988, a Master of Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1985, and a Bachelor of Arts Environmental Studies and Biology from Northeastern Illinois University in 1983. She teaches courses in environmental history, environmental politics, environmental justice, climate change and sustainable development, gender and environment, and sociological theory. Describing her approach to teaching, she writes, “I believe that each person has the capacity to learn and get excited about environmental issues. I think a thorough understanding of the past informs present thinking and actions. I believe that teaching that is built on a foundation of solid knowledge, rigor and freedom to push the boundaries and think beyond the ordinary produce the most exciting results.”Her research focuses on history of mainstream and environmental justice ideology and activism, social movements and framing, green jobs, diversity in the environmental field, urban agriculture, and food justice. She participated in the landmark 1990 environmental justice conference at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment –Race and the Incidence of Environmental Hazards – and contributed a chapter to the book of the same name. She also helped to develop the environmental justice program at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment – the first such program in the country. In 2014 Dr. Taylor authored of a national report, The State of Diversity in Environmental Institutions: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations, and Government Agencies. She authored a second diversity report in 2014 entitled, Environmental Organizations in the Great Lakes Region: An Assessment of Institutional Diversity. Her latest book, Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility (New York University Press) was published 2014. The book examines the racial and socio-economic dimensions of exposure to environmental hazards in the U.S. She is also the author of The Environment and the People in American Cities: 1600s-1900s. Disorder, Inequality, and Social Change (Duke University Press). The book examines the history ofenvironmental inequality and urban environmental activism. It received the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award given by the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association in 2010.Professor Taylor is also the editor-in-chief of the International Encyclopedia of Environment and Society that will be published by Wil 


Midy Aponte

President, Sánchez Ricardo
Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect all types of audiences: corporate representatives, political thought-leaders, community advocates and... Read More →


Danielle Deane

Danielle Deane’s passion for sustainability and equity is coupled with a unique blend of public policy strategy and environmental experience spanning the philanthropy, think tank, Fortune 500 and science sectors. Her portfolio includes managing the Green 2.0 working group convened... Read More →
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Mark Magaña

Founding President & CEO, GreenLatinos

Sunday September 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

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