Graduate School News

‘Working Toward Water Justice’ Symposium on March 26

March 7, 2013

The Weiss Urban Livability Program, a UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School fellowship program focused on improving urban livability, is coordinating a March 26 public symposium titled “Working Toward Water Justice in North Carolina.”

The free event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hyde Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Those interested in attending are asked to register at gradschool.unc.edu/weisswaterjustice

Among the speakers from UNC-Chapel Hill and the greater community are the following:

“We were both intrigued and concerned about some of the major environmental and social justice issues related to water use in the community,” said Evan Johnson, senior Weiss fellow and a doctoral student in public policy. “This event will showcase collaborative research activities that bring together scholarly and community perspectives on water justice.”

The symposium will consist of seven-minute presentations and a question-and-answer session. Refreshments and a poster/table expo highlighting University and community work related to state water justice issues will follow.

The Weiss Urban Livability Program, endowed within The Graduate School, provides one-year fellowships to graduate students in diverse academic disciplines who seek to improve urban livability.