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From the Office of the Dean

Don’t Miss This Lecture Event: The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice - Sept 23

Dr. Robert Bullard

Lecture and Q&A
“The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice”

Dr. Robert Bullard
Distinguished Professor, Texas Southern University

Friday, September 23, 2022
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

UH Alumni Center
Great Hall, Main Floor
3204 Cullen Blvd, Houston, 77004

Admission is free, but seating capacity is limited.

About the Event and Speaker

Robert D. Bullard is known as the father of environmental justice.

In 2020, he was awarded the UN Champion of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award (related short video), the UN’s highest environmental honor. In 2008, Newsweek named Bullard one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. He was elected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2022.

In this free lecture, Bullard will use examples from his research on Houston, the Gulf Coast, and beyond to show how race and class still map closely with pollution, unequal protection, and vulnerability. Reducing environmental, health, economic, and racial disparities is a major priority in the ongoing quest for environmental and climate justice.

RSVP for Event

Program Sponsors

This program is led by UH Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and the NSM Faculty Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

It is co-sponsored by the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, UH Hobby School of Public Affairs, UH Law Center, UH Population Health, and the UH Office of the Provost.

For More Information

Please contact Dr. Jonny Wu, UH Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, jwu40@central.uh.edu.