Supported by the National Network on Environment and Women’s Health (NNEWH), a Center of Excellence located at York University, this interdisciplinary workshop sought to engage with contemporary ideas around environmental health and justice.
“As feminists, activists and scholars we are committed to a social determinants of health model, which allows for an analysis of the complex ways in which environments produce and reproduce the conditions that create disparities in health. We are interested in exploring and deconstructing conceptions of nature, motherhood, ecologies and health as articulated within mainstream environmental discourses.
“We are seeking to overcome the tendency towards fragmentation of social movements, and to foster environmental justice organizing that takes account of gender, sexuality, race, citizenship and dis/ability in a way that is inclusive and that meaningfully accounts for difference.
ANNE BLOOM Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
PASCALE FOURNIER Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and an associate at the university’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)
Assistant Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University.
ARYN MARTIN Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and Program in Science & Technology Studies at York University.
STU MARVEL (Osgoode PhD candidate)
ROXANNE MYKITIUK Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
DAYNA NADINE SCOTT Assistant Professor Osgoode Hall, cross-appointed with the Faculty of Environmental Studies
RACHEL STEIN professor of English and director of Women’s and Multicultural Studies at Siena College in New York.
NOËL STURGEON Chair and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Graduate Faculty in American Studies at Washington State University
CHERYL TEELUCKSINGH Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Ryerson University
This workshop inspired an article recently published by Prof. Dayna Scott (Osgoode) a co director of the NNEWH
Gender Benders: Sex and Law in the constitution of polluted bodies. Feminist Legal Studies (2009) 17: 241