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Catherine Coleman Flowers Keynote for Black History Month

Photo of Catherine Coleman Flowers with announcement of event
February 14, 2024

Join us on Thursday, February 29th at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom for the culminating event of our Black History Month celebration: a keynote address by Catherine Coleman Flowers, internationally recognized environmental activist, critically acclaimed author of “Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret,” and Vice Chair of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

Flowers has brought attention to the largely invisible problem of inadequate waste and water sanitation infrastructure in Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and poor rural communities of the United States. The event is a cross-campus collaboration aimed at deepening the discussions around climate change by centering racial, economic, and health inequities as they relate to our changing planet.

Climate Change