WSU Vancouver Social and Environmental Justice

The Center for Social & Environmental Justice

Welcome to CSEJ

Upcoming events:

CSEJ Luncheon with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, October 10th, 2013, noon to 1:30 pm, VDEN 236 (RSVP required, please).  Chancellor Netzhammer has graciously offered to host a luncheon with CSEJ affiliates as we collectively prepare to move forward in the next chapter of our ongoing efforts.  I will be posting a report here about the discussion and possible outcomes of our gathering for affiliates unable to attend the luncheon.

CSEJ Public Lecture: U.S. Environmental Health Movement: Strategies and Successes, by Professor Kate Davis.  She is core faculty at Antioch University Seattle's Center for Creative Change and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. November 14th, 2013, 2:50 to 4:05 pm, VUB 125, free and open to the public.

We are organizing additional events for the 2013-2014 academic year and will post them here as detailed are finalized.

Looking forward to our future collaborations,

Marcelo Diversi, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, Director

Mission Statement

The Center catalyzes collaborations between WSU faculty, students and community partners to foster rigorous analysis of social, economic, racial and environmental justice issues and promote human rights and conflict resolution at the local, national and global levels through:

  • Interdisciplinary community based research
  • Interdisciplinary curricular innovations
  • Research Colloquia, Conferences, workshops, and public events
  • Media projects (video documentaries, websites, radio and T.V. programming, etc.)


Since 2002, the Center for Social and Environmental Justice (CSEJ) has worked to build a reputation for Washington State University Vancouver as a site of socially engaged research and community service. CSEJ has sponsored two regional conferences and has partnered with local universities and some fifty community organizations to sponsor lectures, and public forums on issues of concern locally, nationally and globally.

Many of CSEJ's programs, taped and edited by Fort Vancouver Cable Television (FVTV), have been broadcast repeatedly to the broader Vancouver and Portland metro areas, extending into the Tualatin Valley, with an estimated reach of 405,000 households; some are continuously available via podcasting on google video. One program, a lecture by award-winning photojournalist P. Sainath on globalization in India, has been broadcast over Free Speech TV on the Dish Network, with a reach of more than 25,000,000 households in 34 states.

Download: 2010 Clark County Equity Report (PDF)

Contact the Department

Associate Professor of Human Development
(360) 546-9170

Upcoming events

Aug 29, 2014 12:00pm

Sep 01, 2014 8:00am

Sep 03, 2014 11:00am