WHAT: Dr. Robert Bullard, one of the premier national experts on issues of environmental and climate justice, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Initiative on Climate Adaptation and Resilience (iCAR) workshop at USF’s St. Petersburg campus. Bullard’s presentation is titled “Confluences of Environmental and Climate Justice: Bringing Diverse Partners Together for Community Resilience.”
Bullard, who is often referred to as the father of environmental justice, is currently the distinguished professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern 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. Bullard is also co-founder of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Climate Change Consortium.
WHEN: Bullard’s presentation will be held virtually at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Register here to view the presentation remotely.
WHERE: A watch party will be held at The Edge, on the waterfront of USF’s St. Petersburg campus, 140 7th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL. RSVP to attend the event here.
Now in its seventh year, iCAR is based at USF’s St. Petersburg campus and aims to help the local community prepare and become more resilient to future environmental changes. Additional information about this year’s iCAR workshop, titled Climate Justice, Social Networks and Equitable Resilience, is available here.
Sponsors of Bullard’s presentation include:
- City of St. Petersburg
- Duke Energy
- Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
- Tampa Bay Estuary Program
- Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
- USF Institute on Black Life
- USF School of Geosciences
- University of Tampa
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