Annual MLK Celebration: Civil Rights to Environmental Justice

January 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
TSU Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs
3100 Cleburne St
Houston, TX 77004
Kelly Johnson

“Actions of Change: From the Civil Rights Movement to the Struggle for Environmental Justice”

In partnership with Texas Southern University Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (3401 Cleburne St)
TSU McCoy Auditorium, Room 105
Admission free and open to the public, registration required. Paid parking available.

Celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rothko Chapel, in partnership with the TSU Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, presents a conversation exploring the influence of MLK and the Civil Rights Movement on the environmental justice movement. Scholars, activists and community leaders will explore the evolution of the environmental justice movement, continued environmental challenges and inequities faced by vulnerable and frontline communities, and actions being taken to improve the health of the region.

Presenters include Dr. Robert D. Bullard, professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern; Yvette Arellano, policy researcher and grassroots advocate at Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Service (t.e.j.a.s.); Bridgette Murray, founder and Executive Director of ACTS-Achieving Community Tasks Successfully; and Richard M. Mizelle, Jr., Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at University of Houston.

This program is presented as part of the Rothko Chapel’s two-year programmatic initiative exploring climate change’s impact on individuals around the world, culminating with the biennial Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award for Human Rights in 2020.

Learn more about the presenters and register through the ticketing link.