Date of Degree Completion

Spring 2021

Degree Type

Capstone - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)




Audrey Falk

Second Advisor

Melissa Nemon


This project was conducted to examine the environmental social justice issues in the United States and how they are linked to health issues in younger children in low-income communities and people of color through the lenses of multiple theoretical frameworks. The workshop was focused on educating youth from other communities of people of color, providing them resources so that while bridging the cultural gaps they will become allies. The targeted audience was Asian-Indian youth of Maharashtrian communities across the country. The youth of mixed age group and first and second generations of immigrants from those communities participated in the workshop. The findings of the workshop stated that participants walked away with more knowledge about environmental social justice issues and strong desire to share the information with their friends and peers and other members in their communities. They also showed deep interest to know more about the social justice issues and resources so that they can make efforts to address the issues in their local communities.