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August 04, 2014

Houston Waste Summit Experts to Mayor: “Dump Experimental One-Bin Recycling Plan”

The Waste and Environmental Justice Summit was held this past Saturday at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. More than one hundred community and civic leaders attended the policy summit to hear from experts on recycling, waste and race, environmental justice and Houston’s controversial One Bin for All Recycling Plan.

April 17, 2014

Second Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Kicks Off in New Orleans

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.

October 18, 2013

Invisible Houston Revisited Policy Summit Rolled Out

The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University rolled out the Invisible Houston Revisited webpage for its Policy Summit to be held on campus November 7, 2013. The one-day Summit focuses on various forms of inequality in the nation’s fourth largest city over the past three decades since research on my

August 17, 2013

Headed to Environmental Justice Conference in Rio de Janeiro

Travelling to Brazil always excites me. My last visit was in June 2012 for the Rio+20United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD).On the visit this month, I will be giving several talks at the III Seminar on Environmental Justice, Racial Equality and Education, which will happen in two cities of the metropolitan area of Rio

June 25, 2013

HBCU Climate Education Partnership Launched at TSU

HOUSTON, TX — The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU), the nation’s third largest public HBCU, was recently awarded a $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support the planning of a Climate Education Community University Partnership (CECUP), a consortium of public and private Historically Black Colleges and

April 01, 2013

Earth Day 2013: Call for Environmental Justice Milestones

This announcement is a national “Call for Environmental Justice Milestones” (2012-2013) to be released as part of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) Earth Day 2013 celebration. Submissions will need to include hyperlinks. In keeping with tradition, the new milestone entries will be added to the previous EJ

October 27, 2012

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

May 18, 2012

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

November 16, 2011

New Book – Discussion and Signing at Texas Southern University

I will discuss and sign my latest book, Environmental Health and Racial Equity: Building Environmentally Just, Sustainable, and Livable Communities, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Thursday November 17, 2011, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas.This new book, my sixteenth written over the past two decades, is published by American Public

November 09, 2011

Toward Environmental Justice for All: Addressing Race, Poverty and Pollution

DETROIT, November 9, 2011 – The Fourth National PolicyLink Equity Summit 2011: Healthy Communities, Strong Regions, A Prosperous America opened on Monday in Detroit. This afternoon, I will be speaking on a panel entitled “Tackling Poverty and Pollution: New Directions in Environmental Justice” from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The afternoon panel will explore some