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Oct. 27, 2004
DH 04 PH059
Contact: Pamela Hammond
(310) 243-2001
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MEDIA ALERT -

International Environmental Attorney/Activist to Speak on Border Perspectives at Cal State Dominguez Hills

CARSON, Calif. – Guest speaker Carla García Zendejas will give a talk, titled “Border Perspectives on the Environment,” on Nov. 2 at 10:00 a.m. in the Small College Complex – E167 on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).

WHO: Guest speaker Carla García Zendejas, Environmental Attorney– Sponsored by the Department of Sociology at CSUDH.

WHAT: “Border Perspectives on the Environment”

WHERE: Small College Campus – E167
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St., Carson 90747

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 10:00 a.m.


Zendejas will present in a sociology class taught by Assistant Professor Clare Weber. The class covers community organization and multi-cultural alliances.

“Her talk is relevant to the students’ understanding of their communities and the ways in which people work to protect the environment and the health and well-being of the planet,” says Weber. “Zendejas is relevant to students, not only because we're all affected by environmental pollution, but as a role model and an example of career possibilities.”

Zendejas worked with grassroots organizations in Tijuana to draft the Municipal Environmental Code, which gave citizens the right to know the content of factory emissions. Her efforts resulted in the creation of the Toxic Pollutant Registry.

A native of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Zendejas graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Law School. She earned a master’s degree in International Law focusing on Trade and Environment at the Washington College of Law, American University, and was a Fulbright Scholar.

Zendejas works with U.S. and Mexican non-governmental organizations on cross border, energy and environmental justice issues. She is the Mexican director of the Border Power Plant Working Group - an organization working to improve the environment along the U.S.-Mexico border by minimizing air, water and safety impacts. Also, she worked with state grassroots environmental organizations participating directly with the Baja California State Congress to draft State Environmental Law reform, which incorporates fundamental issues of public participation and right to know legislation.

For more information, please contact Professor Clare Weber at (310) 243-3458 or (310) 243-3431. To learn more about CSU Dominguez Hills, visit http://www.csudh.edu.

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