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The Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast is a biweekly program where we dive into the career paths, research, and big ideas from past and present fellows, as well as other leaders in the field.

Ashley Gripper

Ashley Gripper on growing food to fight systemic oppression

9/21/2022
38 min.

Dr. Ashley Gripper joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how gardening and farming increase community healing and personal agency in Black communities and beyond.

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Annie Belcourt on Indigenous health and healing

9/8/2022
37 min.

Dr. Annie Belcourt joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss using psychology to address the unique mental health challenges and issues in U.S. Indigenous communities.

Max

Max Aung on hidden toxic threats

7/27/2022
48 min.

Dr. Max Aung joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss the dangers of some everyday chemicals to our health—and how regulation hasn’t kept up with these threats.

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Diana Hernández on housing and health

7/13/2022
60 min.

Dr. Diana Hernández joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how housing and energy impact our health and well-being.

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Jennifer Roberts on nature as medicine

6/29/2022
44 min.

Dr. Jennifer D. Roberts joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss nature as medicine for our physical and mental health.

Brenda

Brenda Trejo Rosas on the social dimensions of health

6/15/2022
34 min.

Brenda Trejo Rosas joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how public health can move beyond treating race as a mere data point.

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Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz on infectious diseases and social justice

6/1/2022
41 min.

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to talk about how we can learn from COVID to make our infectious disease responses more effective and equitable.

 

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Black histories and visions of urban planning

5/18/2022
63 min.

Senior Agents of Change fellows Enjoli Hall and Tatiana “Tots” Height discuss what drew them to urban planning and how they envision the field could better center the histories and lived experiences of Black communities.

El-gin

El’gin Avila on workers' health and the gig economy

5/4/2022
44 min.

El’gin Avila joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how the gig economy has upended what we think of workers health and rights.

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Rupa Marya and Raj Patel on "deep medicine"

4/27/2022
50 min.

Dr. Rupa Marya and Dr. Raj Patel join the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to talk about how practitioners of modern medicine and public health are trained to be technicians rather than healers.

Enjoli

Enjoli Hall on supporting community care through urban planning

4/20/2022
48 min.

Enjoli Hall joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss how she’s using urban planning to advocate for community care.

Rodrigo

Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz on the intersection of labor and environmental rights

4/6/2022
48 min.

Rodrigo Alatriste-Diaz joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss environmental justice and labor rights in California’s San Joaquin Valley.