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Environmental Justice Movements must stand with Palestine

A teach-in with Dr Rania Masri co-organized by Research for the Frontlines

Date & time
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Rania Masri


This event is free


Social Justice Centre



Join Research for the Front Lines, Keepers of the Water and the Climate Justice Organizing Hub for this Teach-in with Dr Rania Masri on the critical question of Why Environmental Justice Movements Must Stand With Palestine.

Come deepen your understanding of the connections between settler colonialism, environmental destruction, environmental justice, Land Back and the current genocide Israel is committing against Palestinians. Learn about ways that the environmental justice movements across the world can show up in real solidarity with Palestine. There will be lots of opportunity to ask questions.

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Dr. Rania Masri is Co-Director of Organizing and Policy of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network. Rania Masri been an activist and organizer since 1993, and a professor and researcher since 2005. She has taught interdisciplinary environmental sciences, environmental justice, and communications at the University of Balamand, American University of Beirut, and the Lebanese American University, respectively. Prior to her move to Lebanon in 2005, she was the Director of the Southern Peace Research and Education Center at the Institute for Southern Studies in North Carolina (2002-2005). Throughout, Rania has worked to bring a holistic lens to the environment, and a recognition that environmental management must encompass a human rights and social justice practice and is, in and of itself, a struggle for full citizenship. In essence, it is all a question of environmental justice. Her research and activism have centered on anti-sanctions (Iraq)/anti-war (Iraq, Afghanistan), anti-occupation & anti-apartheid (Palestine), environmental justice (water and food sovereignty; pollution; land rights), and civil and voting rights. She served as an expert in the Court of Conscience during which she presented testimony on the environmental impact of the 2006 Israeli War on Lebanon

Rania Masri on Environmental Justice and Palestine
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