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.
Meet the Authors Book Event at TSU: The Wrong Complexion for Protection
On Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM, the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University is sponsoring An Evening with the Authors to hear Dr. Beverly Wright (co-author, environmental justice scholar, Heinz Award recipient and Director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) – Dillard University) and me discuss our new book, The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities (NYU Press 2012), that examines eight decades of government response to natural and man-made disasters. Click HERE for authors’ bios. Event Location: President’s Lounge in the Sterling Student Life Center (4th Floor), Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas.