Environmental Injustice and its Effects on the Communities of Grand Rapids APPROVED INTO 100/201!

Friday, October 20, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students

GVSU Inclusion & Equity Institute Color Burst

The community of Grand Rapids is like no other local community. It holds important pieces of history for locals of all backgrounds. It also suffers from several forms of environmental injustice, such as vapor intrusion and access to fresh, safe, healthy, and affordable food. This talk addresses the issues of environmental injustice being endured by the people of Grand Rapid’s most marginalized communities.

Learning Outcomes - Participants will be able to:

  • Become aware of local occurrences of environmental injustice in the local Grand Rapids community
  • Observe eyewitness accounts of the ongoing occurrence and community action
  • Gain knowledge on how students get involved through activities and assignments
  • Discuss how other individuals can gain more awareness and get involved


  • Crystal Scott-Tunstall (She/Her/Hers) Affiliate Professor, GVSU; Chair, Kent County Food Policy Council
  • Wesley Watson (He/Him/His) Regional Director, Michigan League of Conservation Voters
  • Marshall Kilgore (He/Him/His) Director of Engagement, West Michigan Environmental Action Council

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Location Information

Kirkhof Center Rm 2270

Allendale Charter Twp, MI 49401

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Contact Information

Inclusion & Equity Institute

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 616-331-4111


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This event was added to the calendar by Ashley Jefferson (jeffeash@gvsu.edu) on Friday, August 25, 2023 and was last updated on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 10:03 a.m.