Event Title

A Fight to the Finish! Challenging Environmental Racism in San Bernardino, CA

Presenter Information

Alexandria Flowers

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Anthropology

Location

Event Center BC

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Teresa Velasquez

Start Date

5-18-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

5-18-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

I became an intern for a non-profit organization, The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) based in Jurupa Valley, CA. My main work has been conducted in San Bernardino in the South West end. I am studying the working-class Latino communities in Westside San Bernardino because I would like to see how community members experience discrimination and how they organize themselves against corporate polluters for my readers to understand how environmental racism has affected working-class Latino communities. In order to find my answers I’ve been using the methods of participant-observation, informal interviewing, and semi-structured interviewing. My fieldwork is ongoing and I will be presenting my findings.

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May 18th, 11:00 AM May 18th, 12:00 PM

A Fight to the Finish! Challenging Environmental Racism in San Bernardino, CA

Event Center BC

I became an intern for a non-profit organization, The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) based in Jurupa Valley, CA. My main work has been conducted in San Bernardino in the South West end. I am studying the working-class Latino communities in Westside San Bernardino because I would like to see how community members experience discrimination and how they organize themselves against corporate polluters for my readers to understand how environmental racism has affected working-class Latino communities. In order to find my answers I’ve been using the methods of participant-observation, informal interviewing, and semi-structured interviewing. My fieldwork is ongoing and I will be presenting my findings.