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UC Hosts Conference on Environmental Issues
Featuring Keynote by Environmental Justice Pioneer

Date: July 17, 2001
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Research News

Robert Bullard

WHO: Robert D. Bullard, director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, a sociologist, author or editor of three landmark texts on environmental justice, co-founder of the First National People of Color Environmental Summit, and a member of President Clinton's Transition Team in the Natural Resources and Environment Cluster.

WHAT: Will give the keynote address at the Conference on Communication and the Environment at the University of Cincinnati.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28

WHERE: Ballroom, University of Cincinnati Kingsgate Conference Center TOPIC: Environmental justice, urban sprawl and public participation in environmental decision-making.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

HOSTED BY: UC's Center for Environmental Communication Studies in the Department of Communication.

MORE BACKGROUND INFO: When Bullard first released his book, Solid Waste Sites and the Black Houston Community in 1979, the concept of "environmental racism" was unknown. His book, Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality (1990, 1994, 2000), has become a standard text in environmental justice. His latest work is Sprawl City: Race, Politics and Planning in Atlanta (2000). The Environmental Justice Resource Center, founded in 1994, supports the efforts of individuals and groups striving to build healthy, livable and sustainable communities.

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