Juan Parras, Executive Director of Houston-based Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services

Houston’s Juan Parras Wins Sierra Club 2015 Robert D. Bullard Environmental Justice Award

Houston environmental activist Juan Parras is the 2015 recipient of the Sierra Club Robert D. Bullard Environmental Justice Award. Since 2006, Mr. Parras has led Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services or T.e.j.a.s, Houston lone Latino environmental justice organization, in its quest for health, justice and sustainability in Houston’s most environmentally challenged communities.

HBCU Consortium Delegation Participate in Peoples Climate March in New York - 2014

HBCU Consortium to Hold Climate Change Conference in New Orleans

A consortium of historically black colleges and universities, led by Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Texas Southern University Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, will host the Third Annual HBCU Student Climate Change Conference March 26-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Conference conveners this year will conduct workshops, teach-ins and hands-on training in preparation for an HBCU-led delegation to participate in the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP21) Paris climate summit set for November and December.

Texas Southern University students

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.

Texas Southern University administrators sign MOU with EPA Region 6 Administrator Ron Curry

TSU Signs Important Partnership MOU with EPA

(HOUSTON, April 12, 2013) On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6and Texas Southern University (TSU) entered into a significant agreement that will help train qualified professionals in environmental policy, economics, and several areas of science, business and technology. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  focuses on bringing innovative strategies to the forefront to…

Call for Papers Focuses on Black Houston Over Past Three Decades

The Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) is calling for papers for its Invisible Houston Revisited Three Decades Later: The Black Experience in Boom and Bust Policy Summit and Book Project. The initiative follows up Invisible Houston: The Black Experience in Boom and Bust(Texas A&M University Press 1987)…

My Return to Texas Southern University in Houston

It has been three weeks since I rejoined the faculty at Texas Southern University in Houston as the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. My first stint at TSU was in the 1970s and 1980s. TSU was my first academic job out of graduate school. Houston, and especially Black Houston, was…