Earth Day Keynote Address: Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice
April 22, 2014
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Join the UMass Amherst Community as we celebrate the 44th Earth Day. This year's Earth Day theme at UMass Amherst is "Climate Change: Building a Diverse Movement for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.” The campus community will be engaging in meaningful campus reflection and action toward building more diversity and inclusivity into the sustainability community here and more broadly.
As we build toward Earth Day 2014, our strategy is to engage a broader, more diverse community of people in the sustainability conversation by studying the works of Dr. Robert Bullard.
Robert D. Bullard is the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is often described as the father of environmental justice. Professor Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is the author of seventeen 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. Professor Bullard 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).
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