The “father of environmental justice,” Robert D. Bullard will present “The Quest for Environmental, Climate, Racial, and Economic Justice in the United States” and will receive WSU’s William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice at 7 p.m., Wed., Sept. 25, in the CUB Junior Ballroom, WSU Pullman. Part of the William Julius Wilson Symposium, the talk is free and open to the public. Students can receive Common Reading credit.

Now a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University in Houston, Bullard was an expert witness on the 1979 Bean v Southwestern Waste Management Corp. lawsuit, the first of its kind to challenge environmental racism using civil rights law. He recently was listed among the world’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy” by Apolitical; Newsweek named him one of “13 Environmental Leaders of the Century”; and the American Bar Association presented him with its Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship Award.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from and engage with this globally prominent thinker in social and environmental policy.

Co-sponsored by the WSU Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Sociology, Office of Equity & Diversity, Pre-Law Resource Center, Sociology Graduate Student Organization, Environmental Science Club, and Environmental Sustainability Alliance.

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Wm Julius Wilson Symposium