Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue – April 18

Robert Bullard, described as the father of environmental justice, delivers an Earth Day lecture titled "Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue: Why Equity Matters" in McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center at 7:30 p.m.

Known as the “father of environmental justice”, Robert Bullard is recognized for his work examining the relationships between race, class, environmental health, urban planning and sustainable development.

Bullard has testified as an expert witness and served as a technical advisor on hundreds of civil rights lawsuits and public hearings over the past three decades. He is the award-winning author of eighteen books, including “Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality,” for which he was awarded the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Conservation Achievement Award in Science.

Bullard was featured in CNN People You Should Know, and Newsweek named him one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. He will discuss the relationship between climate change and human rights and the importance of equity in environmental decision-making.

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, African & African-American Studies, Center for Environmental Studies, Elon Core Curriculum, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and Poverty and Social Justice