Let’s Talk EJ Public Dialogues

Four people sit at the front of a room

Photo by Kim Serrano

Let’s Talk EJ was a 2017 public dialogue series on nature, environment, and community in Orange County. It was a collaboration among the UCI Regional Resilience Project, Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, and Orange County Environmental Justice.

Past Events

Let’s Talk EJ #2: Will the Revolution Be Funded? GGRF Explained
State funding has been key for advancing sustainability and climate mitigation efforts in California, but is the distribution of that funding equitable and just? Come learn with UCI researchers about California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds (GGRF) spending in and around Orange County. GGRF earmarks 10% of state cap-and-trade monies to be spent within EJ communities, with 25% benefiting them. How does this funding get down to the local level, and who is it really serving? How can we shift more benefit to EJ communities?
Wed June 14 | 6-8 pm | 13252 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843-2205
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Three women laugh together

Photo by Bao Nguyen

Let’s Talk EJ #1: A Snapshot of Environmental Justice in Orange County
Join us in Garden Grove as we launch Let’s Talk EJ, a new series aimed at building and strengthening a local learning community regarding environmental justice (EJ). The series will invite and create space for stories about environment, nature, and justice in the ancestral territory of the Tongva and Acjachemen Nations, now known as Orange County. At the June 7 event, panelists will include representatives from local Native Nations and people of color-led EJ organizations in Orange County. Panelists will discuss historic and contemporary Indigenous and EJ activism in southern California. We welcome you to join us in exploring the past, present, and future of EJ in this region.
Wed June 7 | 6-8 pm | 13252 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843-2205
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