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. It is co-sponsored by the Class of 1963 Sustainability Fund, the Lecture Committee, the Center of Environmental Studies, the Justice and Law Program, the Oakley Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, the Davis Center. With support from W. Ford Schumann ’50 Program in Democratic Studies as part of a yearlong series on Race and Democracy.