Robert D. Bullard is the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is often described as the father of environmental justice. Professor Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is the author of seventeen 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. Professor Bullard was featured in the July 2007 CNN People You Should Know, Bullard: Green Issue is Black and White. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. And that same year, Co-op America honored him with its Building Economic Alternatives Award (BEA). READ MORE
- 4/12/2014 “A Fierce Green Fire: When Environmental Justice Meets Human Rights” (Video), airs on American Masters PBS Earth Day April 22, 2014.
- 4/10/2014 “Looking Back and Moving Forward on Environmental Justice: A National Conference (Video),” Harvard Law Today.
- 3/26/2014 “Can Houston Be Green Without Black and Brown?” Robert D. Bullard, Offcite, Cite Magazine Houston.
- 3/26/2014 “Looking Back and Moving Forward on Environmental Justice: Harvard Law School Environmental Law Society Hosts National Conference,” Sam Caravello, Gen Parshalle and Cecelia Segal, EPA Environmental Justice in Action.
- 2/10/2014 “New Report Tracks Environmental Justice Movement Over Past 50 Years,” Robert D. Bullard, OpEdNews.
- 1/23/2014 “Bullard: Poor Most at Risk in Chemical Disasters,” Robert D. Bullard, The Houston Chronicle.
The Second Annual HBCU Climate Change Student Conference kicks off today and runs through Saturday April 19 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference is hosted by Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Texas Southern University Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. All sessions are held on the Dillard campus except for the community tour that begins on Thursday afternoon.
Women have provided essential leadership in every successful social movement in the United States. Many took on social justice causes in defense of family, community and homeland, while still pulling double-duty as primary care giver at home. Because of the extraordinary sacrifices and contributions these women of color made in advancing the Environmental Justice Movement, I would like to share my “Magnificent Seven” sheroes who are no longer with us physically—but whose spirit lives on.
In writing a couple of articles and a report for Black History Month and the 20-year commemoration of the Environmental Justice Executive Order 12898, I had an opportunity to read a lot of papers, reports and articles. Here are my “Top 10″ picks that deal with environment, health and social inequality.