In this episode, I interview Rebecca Bratspies, Law Professor at CUNY School of Law and founding Director of the Center for Urban Environmental Reform. We discuss the role of legislation and advocacy in driving environmental justice. Professor Bratspies provides insight into the impact of individual choices, systemic change and education to address the climate crisis. She discusses her environmentally themed comic book series Mayah's Lot and Bina's Plant and her goal of promoting environmental literacy to the new generation more comfortable with visual learning. Professor Bratspies also shares with us fun facts from her latest book, Naming Gotham: The Villians, Rogues and Heroes Behind New York Place Names. We discuss the impact of the recent supreme court ruling on Affirmative Action in College Admissions. Finally, Professor Bratspies provides us with great advice on what we can do as Gen-Zers to make a difference.
You can check out Professor Bratspies' books here:
We All Count
Naming Gotham: The Villians, Rogues and Heroes Behind New York Place Names