University to offer ‘Green Lives Matter’ environmental justice class

The course, called “Green Lives Matter,” aims to teach students about the Environmental Justice Movement, its online description states.

The movement argues that the effects of capitalism force poor and minority communities to live in dangerous and unhealthy situations.

Students enrolled in the class will study the “Flint lead contamination, migrant farm worker pesticide exposure, Cancer Alley (Louisiana), mining on tribal lands, Hurricane Katrina, Alaskan natives, urban environmental harms, and others,” the course’s online description states.