Environmental Health and Racial Equality in the United States

Speaker: 
Dr. Robert Bullard
 
01 Mar 2021
 
7:00 PM
Co-sponsors: 
  • Office of Sustainability
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

United Nations 2020 Champions of the Earth Achievement Award

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

Dr. Bullard will discuss the intersection of environmental action (or inaction) and racial disparities that plague minority communities.

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