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date: 16 January 2021

Environmental Justicelocked

  • Mary E. RoggeMary E. RoggeUniversity of Tennessee

Summary

The concept of environmental justice gained currency in the public arena during the latter part of the 20th century. It embodies social work's person-in-environment perspective and dedication to people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and poor. The pursuit of environmental justice engages citizens in local to international struggles for economic resources, health, and well-being, and in struggles for political voice and the realization of civil and human rights.

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