Two Climate Justice Summits to Be Held in Florida Cities in May
I will be participating in two separate climate justice summits this month. Both summits are in Florida cities and are sponsored by a mainstream environmental group (National Wildlife Federation) and a mainstream civil rights organization (NAACP).First, I will add my voice to the Southeast Fair Climate Summit on May 19-20, 2011 held at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel in Jacksonville, FL. The Summit is an activity of Fair Climate Project—an initiative of National Wildlife Federation's . The goal of NWF's Fair Climate Project is to build and engage a national network of leaders representing underserved communities to advance equitable and just solutions to climate change. This is also a major goal of the Environmental Justice and Climate Justice Movement in the United States.
Environmental Justice Encuentro Comes to Houston
HOUSTON, May 17, 2012 –The Environmental Justice Encuentro opened today in Houston and runs thru Saturday May19. The event is held at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, a historically black college and university (HBCU) whose history is intertwined with the quest for racial justice. Given TSU's history and mission as a "special purpose university for urban programming," the BJML School of Public Affairs is embarking on a new initiative to lead the way in research, policy, and community engagement work in the areas of environmental justice, public health, housing, transportation, land-use planning, regional equity, smart growth, sustainability, equitable development, food security, disasters, clean energy, climate, civil rights and human rights—all seen through a racial equity lens.