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Oct 28, 2020 - Nov 1, 2020

Eighth Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference

October 28 – November 1, 2020 -  New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Marriott – 555 Canal Street The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc. in collaboration with Texas Southern University will host the Eight Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference October 28 – November 1, 2020. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development). STUDENT ABSTRACTS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTING THROUGH JUNE 1, 2020. > Conference Sponsorship/Exibit Form Read more:> 8th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Funders:  ...

Location

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Dec 9, 2019 - Nov 16, 2020

Climate Change Solutions - 7th Annual Conference 2019

Climate Change Solutions: The Imperative Call to Action Dr. Beverly Wright, founding executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) and Dr. Robert D. Bullard, distinguished professor, Texas Southern University co-convened the 7th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference in New Orleans, November 13-16, 2019.  This year’s conference theme, “Climate Change Solutions: The Imperative to Action,” was especially relevant given the severity of environmental and climate challenges facing the people and places in the vulnerable U.S. Gulf Coast and Southeast region where the vast majority of HBCUs are located.  Over three hundred youth, students, faculty, staff, faith, environmental and climate justice leaders from twenty-one Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), nine predominately white institutions (PWIs), and a representatives from five HBCU Gulf Coast Partner Communities (New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, Gulfport, MS, Mobile, AL, and Pensacola, FL) gathered in New Orleans to participate in discussions about building just, fair and equitable climate solutions to the crisis facing frontline communities.  Each year student attendees have an opportunity to present their research as well as interact with community members experiencing environmental exposure and negative impacts of climate change. Click here for more....

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Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019

Seventh Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference

November 13 – 16, 2019 The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc. in collaboration with Texas Southern University will host the Seventh Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference November 13 – 16, 2019. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice, coastal community residents, and faith organizations impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development). Read More > 7th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference Funders:  ...

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Sep 18, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

Fighting for our Lives: 6th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference

2018 HBCU Climate Change Presentations Dr. Beverly Wright, executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) and Dr. Robert Bullard, distinguished professor, Texas Southern University co-convened the 6th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference in New Orleans, September 18 – 23, 2018. Xavier University of Louisiana President, Dr. Reynold Verret, welcomed conference participants to their beautiful campus and Mayor LaToya Cantrell took time out of her busy schedule to welcome conference participants to the City of New Orleans. This year’s theme was, Fighting for our Lives.”   Over three hundred students, faculty, staff, faith, environmental justice and community leaders gathered to participate in the discussion about equity, inclusion, sustainability, and adaptation in the face of climate change.  Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) in attendance included: Alcorn State University, Alabama A & M University, Bethune Cookman University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Florida A & M University, Grambling State University, Howard University, Jackson State University, Kentucky State University, Lincoln University, North Carolina A & M University, South Carolina State University, Southern University A & M, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, Virginia State University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Other university participants included the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Massachusetts Boston, Emory University – Rollins School of Public Health, Chatham University, Humboldt State University, Carnegie Mellon University-Heinz College.  Four students from De La Salle High School, were also in attendance. The four-day conference included the Plantation to Plant Tour (Cancer Alley), expert panels, student panels, a student poster session, a career fair, two keynote speakers, two interactive workshops and the 2018 Damu Smith Award. For more information Click Here.  ...

Location

1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125

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