Environmental Data Justice at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard (and DISCUSSION afterwards) – November 1st, 2018

Lindsey Dillon, Science and Justice Research Center, UCSC
Moss Landing Marine Labs Seminar Series - November 1st, 2018

Hosted by the Fisheries & Conservation Biology Lab

MLML Seminar Room, 4pm

(or Watch it Live here!)

Open to the public

Lindsey Dillon is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz. She received a PhD in Geography in 2014 and held a postdoctoral fellowship in American Studies. Her works looks at the intersection of urban geography, environmental justice social movements, and the politics of knowledge. At UCSC she serves on the steering committee of the Science and Justice Research Center.

Environmental Justice at the Hunters Point Shipyard

This talk explores the politics of environmental data at the Hunters Point Shipyard, in southeast San Francisco. The shipyard is a Superfund site and currently undergoing cleanup and redevelopment as a landscape of condominiums, offices, and waterfront parks. The construction activity produces health hazards for the neighboring Bayview-Hunters Point community, which has struggled against environmental racism for decades. I explain environmental data justice (a concept I am helping to develop with other colleagues, based on our work advocating for better data practices under the Trump administration) and I explore whether and how this applies to a particular case in Hunters Point: the attempt to demolish Candlestick Park by exploding it, and the political organizing that stopped this from happening.