Environmental Racism Events

Challenging Environmental Racism: Stressful Landscapes, Toxic Exposures, and What One BC Student is Doing About It

Challenging Environmental Racism: Stressful Landscapes, Toxic Exposures, and What One BC Student is Doing About It

February 23

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Join Dr. Richard M. Mizelle, Jr., Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, and Mr. Adin Henderson for a moderated discussion about environmental racism. The event will be co-moderated by Laura J. Steinberg, Seidner Family Executive Director, Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, and Conevery Bolton Valencius, Professor, Department of History.

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Panelist Bios

Dr. Mizelle is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston, and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History. Living, working, and even playing in stressful environments takes a significant toll on the bodies of minorities in this country. Dr. Mizelle's talk will focus on stressful landscapes that must be constantly navigated and the experience of disease and illness that vulnerable groups face from toxic exposure. 

Dr. Jones is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education (College of Engineering and Architecture) and Professor and Chair (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) at Howard University. She will be speaking about Flint, Michigan water contamination, toxic landfills, and environmental justice regulations.

Mr. Henderson is a senior in the Environmental Studies program at Boston College. He is the Co-President of the Black Student Forum as well as the AHANA+ Outreach Coordinator for the Student Admission Program. Throughout his time at Boston College, he has combined his advocacy for racial justice with his academic pursuit of environmental issues towards fighting for environmental justice.”

Challenging Environmental Racism: Stressful Landscapes, Toxic Exposures, and What One BC Student is Doing About It

February 23, 2021