Updates

April 28, 2014             Allying Universities and Communities for Environmental Justice

A symposium and round-table discussion

The Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University and the University of Texas Environmental Science Institute are collaborating to present a symposium and round-table discussion on integrating Environmental Justice themes into college education and research projects.  The event will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, in the Student Activity Center (SAC) Room 2.032, Legislative Assembly Room at the University of Texas at Austin. Invited speakers include Dr. Beverly Wright, Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University and Dr. Robert Bullard, Dean of the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.  Texas Southern University graduate students, N. Jenise Young, Jamila Gomez, and Steven Washington will present their environmental justice research during a student panel discussion.  For more information please visit http://www.esi.utexas.edu/news-a-events/spotlights

 12/04/2013                           TSU to Host Climate Justice Roundtable on Friday December 13 2013

HOUSTON, December 4, 2013 -- The Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University is hosting a Climate Justice Roundtable on Friday December 13, 2013 (6:30pm -8:30pm, McCoy Auditorium 114, School of Public Affairs Building). The event is a follow-up activity of the Invisible Houston Revisited Policy Summit held at TSU this past November and kicks off the Houston Environmental Justice Climate Action Network (HEJCAN), a multi-ethnic network- the staff from the Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice and Sustainability is helping organize.  The theme of the roundtable focuses on the efforts Houston is making to become a more resilient, sustainable and environmentally just city in the face of extreme weather and other climate change impacts. 

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11/26/2013                                       Invisible Houston Revisited - Book Project Kicks Off 

 
HOUSTON – November 20, 2013 - After hosting the Invisible Houston Revisited Policy Summit held at the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at TSU on November 7, 2013, Dean Robert D. Bullard is leading a team of scholars completing a major book project that takes its name from the Summit.  The Invisible Houston Revisited Book Project is sponsored by the School’s Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice and Sustainability.  The book will include commissioned papers on topics from many of the panelists who presented at the November 7th 2013 Summit along with commissioned papers from other experts on a wide range of topics not covered in detail at the Summit, including civil rights, black politics and political empowerment, black-business ownership and wealth creation, education attainment and inequality, and criminal justice.  Updates will be posted periodically on this site.  This will be Bullard’s nineteenth book.  The project work-plan calls for the book to be completed in late 2014.