The Quest for Environmental Justice - Dr. Robert Bullard

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Monday, March 1st, 2021 7:00 PM

The Office of Sustainability, with the support of CLAS Strategic Initiative on Advancing Environmental Justice, Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences and Multicultural and International Student Support and Engagement are excited to announce that Dr. Robert Bullard, the Father of Environmental Justice, will give a virtual public lecture on Monday, March 1, 7:00 pm. He will be giving a public lecture to UI, ISU, and UNI, followed by a Q&A with attendees, at this event. 

The presentation titled, “The Quest for Environmental Justice,” will focus primarily on the U.S. and the need for empowering vulnerable populations, identifying environmental justice and climate change “hot-spot” zones and designing fair, just and effective adaptation, mitigation, emergency management and community resilience and disaster recovery strategies. He will offer a framework for dismantling systemic racism and policies and practices that create, exacerbate, and perpetuate inequality and vulnerability.  See the attached event poster here for more details.

To attend, please review the information the event here or contact the Office of Sustainability at

Dr. Robert D. Bullard is often described as the father of environmental justice. He is the former Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University 2011-2016. Professor Bullard currently is Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. Prior to coming to TSU he was founding Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is an award-winning author of eighteen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, disasters, emergency response, and community resilience, smart growth, and regional equity. He is co-founder of the HBCU Climate Change Consortium. Dr. Bullard is a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran. More information about Dr. Bullard is here:

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