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Land Trust Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker, Professor Gerald Torres
November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
The New Canaan Land Trust invites you to their 53rd annual meeting, held by Zoom at 6pm on Thursday, November 12. The annual meeting is an excellent opportunity to learn about the many ways that the Land Trust is engaging the New Canaan community in the conservation and stewardship of open space.
This years meeting will also feature a guest lecture from Gerald Torres, Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of the Environment. Professor Torres is an acclaimed global scholar of environmental law, who has spent his career examining the intrinsic connections between the environment, agriculture and food systems, and social justice. His lecture will provide an overview of the topic of environmental justice, and touch on some of the ways that land and water conservation has both exacerbated and helped to solve varying social justice issues.
Professor Torres’ lecture promises be both eye-opening and thought provoking. Together, we can learn about how access to land, water, and other natural resources can shape a community, and how the strategic and thoughtful conservation of these resources can lead to a more equitable future.
Advanced registration is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rQuhBVf5SFOWoZ_v8ew-Cg. The Land Trust will begin their meeting at 6pm, and the lecture from Professor Torres will begin at 6:30pm. Attendees are welcome to attend either or both portions of the event, using the same registration.