NRDems Forum: Environmental Justice Now Tour: Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM

On September 23, 12:00pm 1:30pm EDT/9:00am- 10:30am MST  The House Committee on Natural Resources will host an HBCU Environmental Justice Forum. Remarks will summarize a history of environmental racism in the United States, how HBCUs are training the next generation of black environmental scientists, and the significance of the Environmental Justice for All Act to frontline black communities. 

Dr. Beverly WrightExecutive Director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Dr. Robert D. Bullard- Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University 

Dr. N’Taki Obsorne Jelks Assistant professor in environmental and health sciences at Spelman College in Atlanta. 

Ms. Joy Semien, graduate of Dillard University (B.S.), Texas Southern University (M.A.)