The Fight for Environmental and Climate Justice in Texas: A Conversation with Frontline Community Advocates

Location: Eidman Courtroom followed by lunch in the Jamail Pavilion

Join Patrice Simms, Vice President for Healthy Communities at Earthjustice, Co-founder of People over Plastic, and Visiting Professor at Harvard Law, for a panel discussion with Texas-based community advocates, with a focus on issues at the intersection of environment, climate, and racial and social justice.

Learn from Simms and an amazing group of advocates what community-based advocacy looks like, why it matters, and what it can accomplish. And hear about some of the biggest challenges that communities in Texas are facing, the great work they are doing, and how lawyers can partner with communities to amplify their power.


About Patrice Simms and his visit to Texas Law as the Justice Center’s eleventh G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence.

Panel discussion in the Eidman Courtroom, 11:45-1:00 pm, with lunch available in the Jamail Pavilion immediately following. Simms and the panelists will be available for conversation over lunch from 1-1:30pm.

Open to the public. Please RSVP for lunch by 12pm Thursday, October 26.

Contact Information:

Liza Soria (Center Coordinator/Event Organizer) 

Cosponsors: Environmental Clinic, Civil Rights Clinic



Event series: G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence