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The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Race and Place Matter

Friday, October 26th, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Referred to as “the Father of Environmental Justice,” Dr. Robert Bullard has been the leading voice against environmental racism for decades, including the Flint water crisis and hurricane recovery in Houston and Puerto Rico. Dr. Bullard is the recipient of numerous awards, including: the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award,  the Conservation Achievement Award from the National Wildlife Federation, the Building Economic Alternatives Award from Co-op America, and named one of thirteen “Environmental Leaders of the Century” by Newsweek. He is the author of eighteen acclaimed books demonstrating his expertise in sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity.

This event is organized by the Departments of Africana Studies and Geosciences as part of the Afro-Diasporic Environmentalism Series: Explorations of environmental racism and justice. Book signing to follow.

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