Lariah Edwards

environmental justice

How environmental justice work takes a toll on people of color

From discrimination and a lack of staff diversity to witnessing communities like yours harmed, environmental justice work is an emotional and physical struggle.

I'm a Black woman with a doctorate in environmental health. For six years, I was the only Black doctoral student in my department.

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environmental justice

Cómo el trabajo de la justicia ambiental afecta a las personas de color

Soy una mujer negra con un doctorado en salud ambiental. Durante seis años, fui la única estudiante de doctorado negra en mi departamento.

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