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Environmental Justice and Unsheltered Homelessness with Dr. Jeff Rose

Eccles Health Sciences Library and the UHealth Green Team present the Climate Changes Health & Health Equity Lecture Series

September 22, 2022 at 2:30 p.m

Location (hybrid event) – Physical: Eccles Health Sciences Library Lower Level; Virtual: Zoom – Register to Attend

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Critical social theorists have long argued that there can be no justice if there is not a space in which that justice can be attained. For people facing unsheltered homelessness, access to private space is limited, meaning that much of their existence takes place in the public domain, often in spaces that span the urban-wildlife spectrum. Everyday processes of living, eating, sleeping, and socializing become contested processes of sociospatial access to various city spaces, including many unbuilt environments like parks. What are the social, ecological, political, and managerial ramifications of these relationships? This presentation will leverage perspectives from political ecology and environmental justice to explore social science research that informs critical perspectives of unsheltered homelessness.

Dr. Jeff Rose is an assistant professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism at the University of Utah. His research uses qualitative and spatial methods to examine systemic inequities expressed through class, race, political economy, and relationships to nature.

For those attending in person there will be light refreshments.