“Father of Environmental Justice” Dr. Robert Bullard to Deliver 2017 Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment

January 09, 2017
This distinguished professor and author of eighteen books that focus on the intersection of environmental justice, human rights, and race will deliver the 2017 Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment on April 21, 2017 at 3:30pm in the Theresa Lang Theatre.  The title of Dr. Bullard’s presentation is “Building a Healthy, Sustainable and Environmentally Just Society for All: Why Equity Matters.”  Using extensive spatial mapping overlays, Dr. Bullard will connect the dots of health disparities, sustainability and environmental justice using a social justice and racial equity lens.

Dr. Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is the author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity.  He has testified as an expert witness and served as a technical advisor on hundreds of civil rights lawsuits and public hearings over the past three decades. In 1990, he was the first environmental justice scholar to receive the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Conservation Achievement Award in Science for “Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality.” Learn more about Dr. Bullard.

The Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment was established at Marymount Manhattan College through the generosity of Richard S. Berry and Lucy A. Commoner. These gifts have also created The Commoner Fund for Environmental Studies at the College. Barry Commoner was a prominent environmental scientist, widely known as a writer and lecturer on the relationship between environmental and energy problems and public policy.

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