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Urban Living Legend — Who Me?

I’ve been called a lot of names over the years in my work fighting for environmental justice, some of which I care not to repeat.Just recently, I was interviewed by Katti Gray for “Urban Living Legend” article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education on my return to Texas Southern University and Houston where I began…

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Thirteen Environmental Justice Resolutions for 2013

The Environmental Justice Movement has made tremendous progress over the past three decades, rising from local isolated struggles across the United States to become a global movement. Here are thirteen resolutions offered to grow, strengthen and empower the EJ Movement in 2013 and beyond. Strategy 1:  Assist organizations build economically vibrant and socially just communities…

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It’s An Honor to Be Profiled in Everyday Heroes Book

Two years ago, photographer Paul Mobley and author and editor Katrina Fried set out to find fifty Americans who had made it their business to improve the lives of others. The result is Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time from Welcome Books (2012). The groundbreaking book profiles some of…

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 Authorsto 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…

Principles of Environmental Justice Turn 21

It was twenty-one years ago today that the Principles of Environmental Justice were adopted on October 27, 1991 at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, held in Washington, DC.The EJ Summit, attended by well over 1,000 delegates, was probably the single most important event in the Environmental Justice Movement’s history. Participants came…

Tribute to Environmental Justice Scholar Bunyan Bryant

On October 4-6, 2012, the University of Michigan is holding a conference, Honoring the Career of Bunyan Bryant: The Legacy and the Future of Environmental Justice, that pays tribute to Professor Bryant for his 40 years of service.This tribute to Bunyan Bryant forced me to think about a work relationship and friendship that I have…

Principles of Environmental Justice Travel to Rio Again: Rio+20

Thousands of environmental leaders from around the world will converge on Rio de Janeiro this week for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20. Some twenty years earlier, “Principles of Environmental Justice,” adopted in October 1991 at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, were circulated at the…

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…