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Dr. Robert Bullard: The Wrong Complexion for Protection

May 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) Laboratory welcomes Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, to give the seventh annual CEEJH lecture. Dr. Bullard will present a talk titled, “The Wrong Complexion for Protection: Race, Place and the Politics of Pollution.” The event will take place in the School of Public Health’s lecture hall, room 1312.

Often described as the “father of environmental justice,” Dr. Bullard received his PhD from Iowa State University and is the author of 18 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.

Dr. Bullard has testified as an expert witness and served as a technical advisor on hundreds of civil rights lawsuits and public hearings over the past three decades. In 2017, the Children Environmental Health Network presented him with the Child Health Advocate Award. In 2015, Iowa State University presented him its National Alumni Merit Award and the same year the American Bar Association presented him with the Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship Award. In 2013, he was honored with the Sierra Club John Muir Award, the first African American to win the award, and in 2014, the Sierra Club named its new Environmental Justice Award after Dr. Bullard.

Registration is required. The event is free and includes a reception in the Friedgen Family Lounge after the talk.



May 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm