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Dr. Robert Bullard, the Father of the Environmental Justice movement, is delivering the 2014 Black History Month lecture on Monday, January 27 @ 7 pm in the ELC Forum. He is addressing the U.S. government's responses to environmental disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
Robert Bullard is the preeminent scholar on environmental justice in the U.S. and author of 17 books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity. Some of his recent books include Race, Place and Environmental Justice after Hurricane Katrina (edited by Bullard and Beverly Wright) and The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the government response to disaster endangers African-American communities (co-authored by Bullard and Wright). He is Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University (sponsored by MSS).
Academic, Civic Engagement, Critical Thinking, Cultural Awareness