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Annual Economic and Social Rights Lecture with Catherine Flowers

Friday, October 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Konover Auditorium

"Environmental & Climate Justice: The Existential Challenge of Economic Rights”Catherine Flowers is a Senior Fellow for the Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement at the Center for Earth Ethics. She is the founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation (ACRE) which seeks to address the root causes of poverty by seeking sustainable solutions. She also serves as the Rural Development Manager for the Equal Justice Initiative serving the citizens of Lowndes County, one of the 10 poorest counties in Alabama’s Black Belt. Catherine has been able to bring significant resources to address its many environmental and social injustices. Specifically, her work at ACRE addresses the lack of sewage disposal infrastructure in Alabama’s rural Black Belt, the legacy of racism and neglect stretching back to the time of slavery.

This is an Honors Event. Categories: Multiculturalism & Global Citizenship OR Academic & Interdisciplinary Engagement

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Contact:

Lyndsay Nalbandian, Lyndsay.Nalbandian@uconn.edu

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