Create Change: Featuring Dr. Ingrid Waldron. Dr. Waldron is a sociologist, author of award-winning book There's Something in the Water, and co-producer of the accompanying documentary directed by Elliot Page and Ian Daniel.
WHE is thrilled to welcome (virtually) Dr. Ingrid Waldron on November 17, 2021. Dr. Waldron is a sociologist and faculty member of the Humanities and the Global Peace and Social Justice program at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses on environmental racism and the health and mental health impacts of discrimination on Black, Indigenous and immigrant communities.
She is the author of There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, which won the 2019 Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing and was made into a documentary directed by Elliot Page and Ian Daniel.
Environmental justice advocacy and standing up against racism are directly linked. Black, Indigenous, people of color and immigrant communities are most at risk to suffer from exposure to environmental harms, causing negative health outcomes such as lead poisoning, asthma and increased cancer rates.
Learn more, take action and create change during this special fundraising event. Your ticket price is a donation to WHE and helps further our mission of addressing environmental hazards in environmental justice communities.
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