Community-University Teams Launch Projects to Green Streets in South Tucson
The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice is pleased to announce its awarded Spring 2016 Seed Grant project recipients: Green Streets in South Tucson, led by Katie Gannon, and The Bio/Diversity Project: Fostering Interest and Diversity in Environmental Science through the Lens of Biodiversity, led by Jill Williams.
Proposals for seed funding include both University of Arizona (UA) and community partners. These grants allow new projects and programs to address systemic change in environmental and social justice challenges. T...Continue Reading
Spring 2016 Visiting Fellowships Focus on Cities’ Sustainability and Food and Water in Arid Lands
Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Visiting Fellows
The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice (Haury Program) is awarding $20,000 to visiting scholars in Spring 2016. This program brings experience and new perspectives to the University of Arizona (UA) through extended stays of academic and community representatives. These fellowships are intended to strengthen collaborations of the Tucson community and UA with those working in various parts of the world.
Katie Meehan will be an Agnese Nelms Haury Visiting Fellow d...Continue Reading
Haury Program Inaugural Challenge Grant Awarded
The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice (Haury Program) awarded the inaugural challenge grant in to K’é bee da’ahiiniita: Strength Through the Diné (Navajo) Clan System to Respond to the Gold King Mine Spill in an event open to the public on April 19 2016. The $600,000 Haury award will fund the project for three years. Karletta Chief and Paloma Beamer of the University of Arizona lead the team on this project. Other team members are:
- Janene Yazzie, To’Bee Nihi Dziil,
- Mae-Gilene Begay, Navajo Community Health Representati... Continue Reading
COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES PROJECT TO BUILD ON YAQUI RESILIENCY
Dr. Maribel Alvarez, Associate Professor, UA School of Anthropology, and executive director for the University of Arizona (UA)-affiliated Southwest Folklife Alliance (SFA), traveled in March 2016 to launch the project funded by the Haury Program as one of the first four seed grants selected in fall 2015.
The project is a collaboration between traditional authorities of Pueblo Vicam in the Yaqui ancestral homeland, Rio Yaqui, Sonora, the Yoem Pueblo in Marana, AZ, SFA and the Southwest Center of UA are requested to design and test a Pilot Project over two years for a cross-national...Continue Reading
The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice Announces its First Competitive Grant Selections
By Paulina Jenny
The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice has awarded grants to four teams of University of Arizona and community partners. The goal of these grants is to seed projects which work toward solutions to social and environmental issues, such as environmental threats and food insecurity, which disproportionately impact underrepresented and often marginalized members of society.