250694 Role of the Environmental Justice Movement in Advancing Public Health: Past, Present, and Future

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:50 AM

Robert Bullard, PhD , Environmental Justice Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, US Virgin Islands
Throughout the lens of his productive academic career (including 17 books) and related environmental activism, Bullard broadens environmental justice to include urban land use, transportation, urban sprawl, smart growth, community development, minority health, training, industrial facility siting, environmental quality and housing issues. He and his co-authors (Glenn Johnson and Angel Torres) of the newly published monograph through the APHA on environmental health and racial equity provide cogent perspective of past events and our nation's current status with “hot spots” of environmental injustice and inappropriate land use regulation.

Learning Areas:
Environmental health sciences
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe a barrier to effective environmental justice strategy.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an environmental sociologiat and one of the leading experts in the field of environmental justice. I have been an environmental justice researcher and advocate for over 30 years. I have published more than 15 books on the topic with one recently published by APHA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.