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Robert D. Bullard - March 05, 2007

Robert D. Bullard

Ware Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University

"Deadly Waiting Game: An Environmental Justice Framework for Examining Natural and Manmade Disasters Beyond Hurricane Katrina"

8:00 PM Monday, March 05, 2007
University Theatre

Author of the award-winning Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality(2000), Professor Bullard will discuss his latest research findings about how the high social cost of environmental pollution falls most heavily on poor people and racial minorities.

Dr. Bullard’s lecture was originally entitled ‘Environmental Justice for All”.  He has requested the title be changed to better describe his subject matter.  The date, time, and venue will remain the same.

"Environmental Justice for All"

3:10 PM Monday, March 05, 2007
Gallagher Business Building 123

You are cordially invited to a seminar with Robert D. Bullard. After earning a Ph.D. in Sociology at Iowa State University in 1976, he began a distinguished teaching and research career, which included stops at Texas Southern University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of California at Riverside. He has held his present positions at Clark Atlanta University since 1994. One of the leading experts in the country on environmental justice and race, he has testified before numerous government agencies and as an expert witness in dozens of civil rights cases. During the Clinton administration, he chaired the Health and Research Subcommittee for the Environmental Protection Agency. His award-winning Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (Westview Press, 2000) is a standard text in the environmental justice field. His other books include Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots (South End Press, 1993) and Unequal Protection: Environmental Justice and Communities of Color (Sierra Club Books, 1996). Forthcoming are Racialized Place: The Black Metropolis in the 21st Century and Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity.