In the fifteenth anniversary year of Hurricane Katrina and a crucial election year, this symposium will: (1) highlight the connection between the disproportionate distribution of climate harms and past and current institutional discrimination in the United States and internationally; and (2) identify the changes needed in various areas of law and policy—including environmental protection, energy policy, food security, access to clean water and health care, and mass incarceration—to ensure that our most vulnerable communities are no longer ignored or “sacrificed” in the face of the climate crisis. 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Bullard
Father of Environmental Justice

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. Read more …

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