Mayah’s Lot Teaches Environmental Justice to Young Readers
Mayah’s Lot, the environmental justice comic book created by Professor Rebecca Bratspies and graphic artist Charlie LaGreca, is the focus of a Colorlines.com article. The article describes the comic as simple and accessible, but also keenly illustrates some of the more nuanced problems the environmental justice world faces.
Mayah’s Lot is the first environmental justice comic book from CUNY Law’s Center for Urban Environmental Reform (CUER), which promotes environmental democracy as a critical aspect of social justice. It seeks to expand participation in public decision-making and to increase transparency and overall access to information to enhance both the legitimacy of environmental decision-making processes and the fairness of decisions reached.