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Dr. Giovanna DiChiro

Tuesday February 22 at 4:00 pm in RB 202  

Environmental Justice and Community Action 

Dr. Giovanna DiChiro 




Dr. Giovanna Di Chiro is Director of Environmental Programs at Nuestras Raíces, Inc. and Research Associate at the Five College Women's Studies Research Center.  She has published widely on the intersections of  race, gender, and environmental justice with a focus on women's activism and policy change addressing environmental health disparities  in lower income communities.

Di Chiro is co-editor of the volume  Appropriating Technology: Vernacular Science and Social Power, and is completing a book titled Embodied Ecologies: Science, Politics, and  Environmental Justice.  Her current work examines environmental justice activists' reframing of the climate change debate to focus on the local, bodily impacts of wide-scale environmental problems like global warming. 

Dr. Di Chiro collaborates with environmental justice organizations to conduct community-based research on environmental health concerns and on developing culturally relevant sustainability initiatives.