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Everyone wants justice. Climate justice. Housing justice. Education justice. Health justice. In this talk, Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna argues that Boston’s next Mayor and City Council policymakers cannot create equity or resilience by working in justice-silos. Social equity, resilience, and justice need to be grounded in racial justice if we want a future different than our past.
Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna an educator, researcher, advocate, and consultant focusing on issues related to social justice, social relations, and democratic governance. She works with grassroots organizations and policymakers to develop and advocate for policies and practices that support social equity in law and policy. She is also an active member of the Massachusetts Advisory Committee for the US Commission on Civil Rights. After 15 years in academia, Dr. Estrella-Luna is now the owner and principal of StarLuna Consulting, an anti-racism and social equity research, education, and consulting firm.