I will discuss and sign my latest book, Environmental Health and Racial Equity: Building Environmentally Just, Sustainable, and Livable Communities, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Thursday November 17, 2011, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.This new book, my sixteenth written over the past two decades, is published by American Public Health Association and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It examines the relationship between a community’s physical environment and health burdens through a racial equity lens. People of color and those with lower income and lower wealth have long borne an unequal burden of environmental health threats in the United States compared to the general population. The poorest of the poor within the United States have the worst health and live in the most degraded environments. One of the most important indicators of an individual’s health is one’s street address or neighborhood. Residents who live on the “wrong side of the tracks” are subjected to elevated environmental health threats. This new book captures the current state of the environmental justice movement and its work around health and racial equity over the past 25 years. While mounting grassroots mobilization efforts over the past three decades has resulted in protective new laws and regulations, people of color neighborhoods continue to serve as “dumping grounds” for polluting facilities, making them more vulnerable to all kinds of health threats and exacerbating disparities.
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; Phone: (713) 313-6844; More Info: Location Details: School of Public Affairs, Walter J. McCoy Auditorium, Texas Southern University, Tierwester and Cleburne, Houston TX77004 USA