Detroit Studies talk, Nov. 18: roots of environmental justice in Detroit

Sponsored by the Institute for Detroit Studies at Marygrove College

A continuing multi-disciplinary series of presentations and discussions focusing on recent scholarship about Detroit

You are invited to a presentation by:

Brandon Ward, Ph.D. Candidate
Purdue University

Roots of Environmental Justice: Race, Labor, and
the Landscape of the Urban Crisis in Detroit

As the Detroit metropolitan area experienced explosive growth after World War II, in the central city, population loss, disinvestment, and deindustrialization created severe environmental challenges. In this presentation, I explore the growing reaction to environmental inequalities in Detroit and the emergence of a social-justice oriented environmentalism that called attention to the urban environmental crisis, particularly after the 1967 riots. In particular, this presentation focuses on the pivotal role played by African Americans and working-class whites in developing an urban environmentalism that laid the groundwork for the environmental justice movement.

Date: Monday, November 18th, 2013
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Place: Room 241 in the Liberal Arts Building

Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols (Wyoming at McNichols)
Detroit, MI 48221

Parking is free
Park in the lot east to the Liberal Arts building.

For additional information contact Tom Klug (tklug@marygrove.edu) 313-927-1291 or Mary Byrnes (mbyrnes4404@marygrove.edu) 313-927-1289.

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