Upcoming Issa Lecture to Address Environmental and Climate Justice

Robert Bullard in a suit with city in the background

The upcoming Issa Lecture from Professor Robert D. Bullard is titled "The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Race and Place Still Matter." 

The event will take place on Tuesday, October 16, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom A (11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106) at CWRU.

Bullard's presentation will focus on the need for empowering vulnerable populations that will be affected most by climate change, 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 also discuss his book, The Wrong Complexion for Protection, which analyzes more than eight decades of government response to natural and human-made disasters. He will offer strategies to dismantle institutional policies and practices that create, exacerbate and perpetuate inequality and vulnerability before and after disasters strike. 

Register at the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities website. The event is free and open to the public.