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MLK 2020 Birthday Celebration

Posted on Tuesday, November 05, 2019

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Rothko Chapel and the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) will partner for a program to explore the influence of Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement on environmental justice.

The program, “Actions of Change: From the Civil Rights Movement to the Struggle for Environmental Justice,” is set for Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at 6 p.m. on what would have been Dr. King’s 91st birthday. Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Planning at TSU, also known to many as the “father of environmental justice,” will give a keynote address then join in conversation with Yvette Arellano, senior staff, Policy Research & Grassroots Advocate for Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s), and Bridgette Murray, founder of Achieving Community Tasks Successfully (ACTS).

Dr. Richard McKinley Mizelle, Jr., associate professor of History at University of Houston, will moderate the discussion exploring 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.

“Actions of Change: From the Civil Rights Movement to the Struggle for Environmental Justice,” is being presented as part of the Rothko Chapel’s two-year programmatic initiative exploring the impact climate change is having on individuals around the world, culminating with the biennial Rothko Chapel Oscar Romero Award for Human Rights.

The free program will be held in the McCoy Auditorium, Room 105, in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs on the campus of Texas Southern University, 3401 Cleburne Street, Houston, 77004, and will be followed by a reception beginning at 7:30 p.m. Parking is available for $5 and registration is required through Rothko Chapel’s website at www.rothkochapel.org

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Last updated: 01/28/2020