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Understanding Environmental Justice & Environmental Racism

October 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Register for this event at: http://rhodes.edu/EnvironmentalJustice

The environment plays a critical role in our society and continues to shape everyday lives. Dr. Keller and Ms. Adams will discuss how environmental quality is inextricably linked to human equality, while focusing on the historical and current impacts of environmental
racism on communities of color.

Ms. LaTricea Adams, a native Memphian, is the founder, CEO, and president of Black Millennials 4 Flint (BM4F), a grassroots environmental justice and civil rights organization that brings organizations together to take action and advocate against the crisis of lead exposure in African American and Latino communities throughout the nation. A speaker at the highly acclaimed BroccoliCon, Adams was also featured on BET’s docuseries Finding Justice. She currently holds the position of Director, Organizational Quality for Shelby County Schools, Office of Charter Schools.

Dr. Tait Keller is the Chair of the Department of History and also teaches in the Environmental Studies & Sciences Program. His scholarship focuses on the evolving relationships among individuals, states, and the environment, particularly in times of crisis and conflict. Dr. Keller’s most recent book examines how the use of warfare and energy extraction coevolving over the course of the First World War helps to explain the intersections of armed conflict, human victimization, and environmental exploitation today.

Hosted by: The Lynne & Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College


October 14, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm