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Environmental Racism Lecture – Race, Place, and the Politics of Pollution

January 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

12:00-1:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah Sustainability Office, and the University of Utah Office of Equity and Diversity. 

 

Dr. Robert D. Bullard portrait photograph.Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is the former Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University 2011-2016. Professor Bullard currently is Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. Prior to coming to TSU he was founding Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is an award-winning author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, disasters, emergency response, and community resilience, smart growth, and regional equity. He is co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium. Dr. Bullard is a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

He was featured in the July 2007 CNN People You Should Know, Bullard: Green Issue is Black and White. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. And that same year, Co-op America honored him with its Building Economic Alternatives Award (BEA). In 2010, The Grio named him one of the “100 Black History Makers in the Making” and Planet Harmony named him one of Ten African American Green Heroes.”His book, Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality (Westview Press, 2000), is a standard text in the environmental justice field. Some of his book titles include Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (MIT Press, 2003), Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity (South End Press, 2004), The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution (Sierra Club Books, 2005), Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity (MIT Press, 2007), and The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and the Politics of Place (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007).  He is co-author of In the Wake of the Storm: Environment, Disaster and Race After Katrina(Russell Sage Foundation, 2006) and Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty: 1987-2007 (United Church of Christ Witness & Justice Ministries, 2007).

His latest books include Race, Place and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina (Westview Press, 2009), Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States (American Public Health Association Press, 2011), and The Wrong Complexion for Protection (New York University Press, 2012).  In 2013, he was honored with the Sierra Club John Muir Award, the first African American to win the award.   In 2014, the Sierra Club named its new Environmental Justice Award after Dr. Bullard.   In 2015, the Iowa State University Alumni Association named him its Alumni Merit Award recipient—an award also given to George Washington Carver (1894 ISU alum) in 1937.  In 2017, the Children Environmental Health Network presented him with the Child Health Advocate Award. And in 2018, the Global Climate Action Summit named Dr. Bullard one of 22 Climate Trailblazers.

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Date:
January 31, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Organizer

College of Law
Phone:
801-585-3479
Email:
events@law.utah.edu

Venue

S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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