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A Conversation with Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears

When: 02/18/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Noni’s
357 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia  30312
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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Race, Environmentalism and Movement Lawyering
with Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears


PILS dinners are opportunities to meet and discuss topics of local and regional concern with people whose insights and experience will promote further and more informed dialogue.  

In February, we will host Dr. Ellen Griffith Spears to talk about the intersection of race, environmentalism, and movement lawyering.  

Dr. Spears is an associate professor at the New College and in the American Studies department at the University of Alabama.  Her work focuses on environmental and civil rights history.  In her recently published book BAPTIZED BY PCBS: RACE, POLLUTION, AND JUSTICE IN AN ALL-AMERICAN TOWN she explores the movement that developed in Anniston, Alabama, where residents had a prolonged struggle against lethal levels of toxic chemicals put into their community by the military-industrial chemical factories in the town.  Her writing earned her the 2014 Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the History of Public Health. 

More information about the book can be found at the publisher’s website. A limited number of copies will be available for sale at the dinner. 


There is no cost to attend, but attendance is limited to the first 15 Public Interest Law Section members that register. Each participant is responsible for his/her own food and beverage. Please RSVP to Lindsey Siegel.

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