About the event
The “father of environmental justice,” Robert Bullard presents:
Known as “the father of environmental justice,” Robert D. Bullard will receive WSU’s William Julius Wilson Award for Advancement of Social Justice and deliver the 5th W.J. Wilson Symposium address. Now a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University in Houston, Bullard was an expert witness on the 1979 Bean v Southwestern Waste Management Corp. lawsuit, the first of its kind to challenge environmental racism using civil rights law.
He recently was listed among the world’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy” by the national public service group Apolitical; Newsweek named him one of “13 Environmental Leaders of the Century”; the American Bar Association presented him with its Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship Award; Sierra Club honored him with the John Muir Award and named its Environmental Justice Award after him; and last year he was named a “Climate Trailblazer” by the Global Climate Change Summit.
Co-sponsored by the WSU Office of the Provost, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Sociology, Office of Equity & Diversity, Pre-Law Resource Center, Sociology Club, and others.