Program Title

The Making of a Black Environmentalist

Presenter Information

Audrey Peterman
Frank Peterman

Location

Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center

Program Abstract/Summary

While a global debate rages about the state of our environment and the ravages of climate change, African-Americans and other Americans of color appear detached and uninvolved in the issue. This presentation will show how this detachment has tremendous negative implications for communities' health, quality of life, and even their economic survival. Moreover, they will show that African Americans have made hugely positive contributions to the conservation of some of the most sacred places in our country.

 

The Making of a Black Environmentalist

Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center

While a global debate rages about the state of our environment and the ravages of climate change, African-Americans and other Americans of color appear detached and uninvolved in the issue. This presentation will show how this detachment has tremendous negative implications for communities' health, quality of life, and even their economic survival. Moreover, they will show that African Americans have made hugely positive contributions to the conservation of some of the most sacred places in our country.