A current effort in the community of Southbridge to mobilize against the possible siting of a steel slag plant was recently illustrated by Jeanne Kuang in the Delaware News Journal.
A series of recent WDDE articles by Sophia Schmidt highlight the ongoing environmental justice struggles of two New Castle County communities – Eden Park and Hamilton Park – and some of the research that I have been doing in these communities. Check out the stories here:
Recently, Bill Anderson Fund (BAF) Fellows from around the country worked with local residents in Southbridge to identify their local hazards. The hazards workshop was a learning and collaborative opportunity for the students, striving to create a sustainable connection between the local community members, UD, and the BAF. Read all about the workshop and other activities the fellows were involved in all weekend here.
Just one more week before professors and authors Kenneth Gould and Tammy Lewis come to UD to discuss their book “Green Gentrification.” Join us at Gore Hall 104 on UD’s Newark campus from 1:45-3 PM for the talk. We are looking forward to having them here at UD! See the flier here for all the details:
One way to teach sociology is to highlight our inter-connectedness through globalization. Specifically, students in my class and I study “dependency theory” and how it is a useful lens on the fast fashion industry, as well as the impact of the used clothing that it generates. Check out this recent story about UD undergraduate research in the area, as well as this article from the Washington Post.
Here’s a recent news story by Sophia Schmidt of WDDE that covers my research in two local New Castle County communities. Many thanks to the community members and others that were involved in the process to help make it happen.