January 4, 2011
WOOSTER, Ohio — Renowned environmental justice activist Robert Bullard will be the featured speaker when The College of Wooster celebrates Martin Luther King Week later this month. His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.). A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.
Known as a frontline warrior, Bullard has addressed everything from environmental issues to human rights abuse. His research and activism challenges government and industry policies, particularly those that place people of color and the poor at risk.
Bullard is the Edmund Asa Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University and has authored 15 books that address a range of issues, including sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity.
Selected by Newsweek as one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century, Bullard’s most recent books include Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World; Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity; The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution; Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity; and The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century: Race, Power, and the Politics of Place. His latest book is Race, Place and Environmental Justice After Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
Additional information about Bullard's lecture is available by phone (330-263-2434) or e-mail.
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