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Tainted Grapes, Tainted Lungs: Extreme Wildfire Impacts to Undocumented Latina/o and Indigenous Migrants ♥

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Michael Méndez named to L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board
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Tainted Grapes, Tainted Lungs:
Extreme Wildfire Impacts to Undocumented Latina/o and Indigenous Migrants

Mike Méndez

Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, UC Irvine
Visiting Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Thursday, May 19, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar


As climate change advances, communities across the United States are adanpting to the increased threat of wildfires. Such disasters are expected to become more frequent and severe. In this lecture, Dr. Méndez explores why it is crucial to understand how these events amplify existing inequalities, and how to lessen the resulting harms, in particular for the most stigmatized populations, such as undocumented Latino/a and Indigenous migrants.