The multiple components of the Environmental Justice Lab all feature collaborative student research to document the history of environmental activism, justice, and sustainability in Michigan and beyond. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, students of History 390 created a documentary film about the 1970 Environmental Action for Survival Teach-In at U-M, building on the lab’s pilot Give Earth a Chance digital exhibit about environmental campaigns during the 1960s-1970s. Through summer internships, History students partnered with the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor to conduct interviews and chronicle the history of environmental justice in Southeast Michigan.
Principal Investigators: Matthew Lassiter, Matthew Woodbury
Alex Honold, Allie Goodman, Amanda Hampton, Basil Alsubee, Bridget Grabowski, Carmen Parkinson, Erin Arsenault, Frances MacKethan, Hannah Thoms, Izzie Kenhard, Jake Hutnik, Jana Shemano, Katherine E. Hummel, Kevin Rubba, Lilian Gooding, Lily Antor, Matthew Lassiter, Matthew Woodbury, Meghan Clark, Naomi Fergusson, Nissa Thodesen-Kasparian, Preston Vanalstine, Rachael Fotis, Seeta Goyal, and Vikram Mohan
Department or Unit
2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
Archive, Exhibit, Lab, Video, and Website