Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

Book Talk - Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America's Port by Professor Scott Cummings

A conversation with Professor Scott Cummings about his new book, which examines a campaign by the labor and environmental movements to transform trucking at America's largest port in LA.

​UCLA School of Law's Critical Race Studies Program, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment present:

A Book Talk - "Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America's Port" by Professor Scott L. Cummings

Victor Narro, Project Director of the UCLA Labor Center, will lead a conversation with "Blue and Green" author and Robert Henigson Professor of Legal Ethics and Professor of Law, Scott L. Cummings

"Blue and Green" examines a campaign by the labor and environmental movements to transform trucking at America's largest port in Los Angeles. Tracing the history of struggle in an industry at the epicenter of the global supply chain, Professor Cummings shows how an unprecedented “blue-green” alliance mobilized to improve working conditions for low-income drivers and air quality in nearby communities. The campaign for “clean trucks,” Professor Cummings argues, teaches much about how social movements can use law to challenge inequality in a global era.

Lunch will be provided.
RSVP by Monday, March 4.

"Blue and Green" may be purchased and signed by Professor Cummings after the conversation.