Curriculum Vitae

Beverly L. Wright

 

Professional


Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Dillard University

3334 Annette Street

New Orleans, LA 70122

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504-816-4032 (fax)

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Website: www.dscej.org

  

Education

 

Ph.D., Sociology.

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1977

Dissertation: Internal vs. External Control and Group Identification Influences on Self-Esteem.

Specializations: environmental sociology, social psychology, sociology of women, urban sociology.

 

M.A., Sociology.

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 1971

Thesis: Social Class, Perceived Probability of Success and Achievement Motivation.

 

B.A., Sociology.

Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana, 1969

Minor:  Psychology

 

Specialty Areas

 

Urban Sociology, Social Inequality, Race and the Environment, Environmental Justice, Environmental Health and Health Policy, Health Disparities, Climate Justice,  Disaster Response, Hazardous Wastes, Worker Training, Workforce Diversity, Equity and the Green Economy, Food Security, Sustainable Development, Land Use

 

Present Rank 


2005 –   present       Executive Director

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Professor of Sociology

Dillard University

New Orleans, Louisiana  

 

Past Professional Experience 

 

Academic                                               

1993-2005                 Executive Director, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Professor of Sociology

Xavier University of Louisiana, 

New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

1989-93                      Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

1987-89                      Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

1977-86                      Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

1974-76                      Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

1971-72                      Instructor, Black Development Foundation, Buffalo, New York.

 

1970-74                      Instructor, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

 

1970-71                      Instructor, Department of Sociology, Millard Fillmore College, Buffalo, New York.

 

Counseling                                                                       

1971-72                       Counselor/Social Worker, Educational Opportunity Program, State University of New York at

Buffalo, New York.


Duties:  Case load 105, responsible for academic and personal counseling including family and group counseling. 

Also assigned ex-offenders and ex-addicts. 

 

Administrative                                                     

1983-84                       Acting Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Equal Employment Opportunity Officer 

University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana. 


Reported directly to the Chancellor. Responsible for the monitoring employment practices for compliance with

EEO guidelines. Responsible for the University EEO Report. Advised administrators, faculty, and staff on EEO

matters. Liaison between state, federal government and other organizations involved in EEO matters. 


Disseminated all pertinent EEO information. Investigated all EEO complaints. Reviewed University appointments

and terminations for EEO compliance. Represented the university at all EEO hearings.

 

1983                             Consultant, Department of City Welfare, New Orleans, Louisiana.


Developed and conducted administrative training workshops for department supervisors covering ethics in the decision

making process, supervisory management skills, conflict resolution.

 

1977                                             Assistant to the Director, Education Opportunity Program, State University of New York at Buffalo, 

Buffalo, New York.


Assisted Director in all matters related to the supervision of student services and all other administrative concerns. 


Compiled and authored annual report.

 

1972-74                                  Assistant Director, Educational Opportunity Program, State University of New York at Buffalo,

Buffalo, New York.


Supervised 15 counselors. Coordinated and managed student services for 1500 students in Admissions, Housing,

Financial Aid, Junior Division, Career Counseling and Placement, and Student Discipline. Liaison between EOP and

other related university offices (listed above).  


Responsible for counseling unit budget projections and presentations to legislators. Interacted with university

administrators, faculty, legislators, and students on EOP matters.

  

1970-71                                  Planner, The Black Development Foundation, Buffalo, New York.


Developed, organized, and planned activities for community educational, political, and economic improvements. 


Developed and hosted a (1/2 hr) community relations television and radio show.

 

Professional Affiliations

American Sociological Association, Associate Member - Present

The Association of Black Sociologists, Member - Present

The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, President, 1989-90

The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Member 1988

Vice President, The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists. 1987

The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, 2nd Vice President 1986

President, Association of Black Psychologists, New Orleans Chapter 1983

President Elect 1982, Association of Black Psychologists, New Orleans, Chapter 1981

  

Articles

Journal Articles


Bullard, Robert D., and Wright, B., (2006). “Cleaning Up Toxic ‘Time Bombs’ Left Behind by Katrina,” [Special Issue on Hurricane Katrina:  Health Impacts in Louisiana, Joint Center for Political Studies]. FOCUS Magazine, Vol. 34, No.10.

 

Wright, B.H., (2003). “Women’s Work,” Race, Poverty & the Environment, 10 (1), 31-32.

 

Wright, B.H., (1998). “Endangered Communities: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor,” Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, 4(2), 181-191.

 

Wright, B.H., Bullard, R.D., & Johnson, G.S., (1997). “Confronting Environmental Injustice,” [Special Issue]. Journal of Race, Gender, and Class, 5, 65-79.

 

Bullard, R. D. & Wright, B.H., (1993). “Environmental Justice for All: Community Perspectives on Health and Research Needs,” Toxicology and Industrial Health, 9(5), 821-841.

 

Wright, B.H., (1992). “Cleaning Up the Environment: A Question of Equity for Minority Communities,” U.S. EPA Journal, 18, 36.

 

Bullard, R.D., & Wright, B.H., (1991). “The Quest for Environmental Equity: Mobilizing the African American Community for Social Change,” Society and Natural Resources, 3, 301-311.

 

Bullard, R. D., & Wright, B.H., (1990). “Mobilizing the Black Community for Environmental Justice,” The Journal of Intergroup Relations, 17(1), 33-43.

 

Bullard, R.D., & Wright, B.H., (1990). “Toxic Waste and the African-American Community,” The Urban League Review, 13(1-2), 67-75.

 

Wright, B.H., & Bullard, R.D., (1990). “Hazards in the Workplace and Black Health: A Review,” Journal of Sociology, 4(1), 45-74.

 

Bullard, R.D., & Wright, B.H., (1988). Environmentalism and the Politics of Equity: Emergent Trends in the Black Community. Mid America Review of Sociology, 21(2), 21-37.

 

Bullard, R.D., & Wright, B.H., (1987). “Blacks and the Environment,” The Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, 14(1,2), 165-184.

 

Bullard, R.D., & Wright, B.H.,(1986). “The Politics of Pollution: Implications for the Black Community,” Phylon, 46, 71-78.

 

Wright, B.H., (1985). “The Effects of Racial Self-Esteem on the Personal Self-Esteem of Black Youth,” International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 9, 19-30.

 

Wright, B., (1984). “Social Class and Achievement Motivation,” Afro Americans in New York Life and History, 79-91.

 

Wright, B.H., (1982). “Influences of Self-Esteem: Internal Versus External Control and Racial Group Identification,” The Journal of Social and Behavior Sciences, 27, 12-22.

 

Wright, B.H., (1981). “Colored Negro Black: Ideological Change and the Civil Rights Movement,” Western Journal of Black Studies, 5, 186-198.

 

Wright, B.H., (1980). “The Effects of Locus of Control on the Self-Esteem of Black and White Youth,” The Journal of Social Psychology, 3, 301-302.

 

Web-Based Articles

 

Beverly Wright, “Race, Place, and the Environment in the Aftermath of Katrina,” Anthropology of Work Review, Volume 32, Issue 1, July 2011, Pages: 4–8, Article first published online : 17 June 2011, DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1417.2011.01052.x 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1548-1417.2011.01052.x/full

 

Beverly Wright and Robert D. Bullard, “Cleaning Up Toxic ‘Time Bombs’ Left Behind by Katrina,” FOCUS Magazine Special Issue on Hurricane Katrina:  Health Impacts in Louisiana, Joint Center for Political Studies, Vol. 34, No. 10 (January/February 2006), http://www.jointcenter.org/publications1/focus/FocusDetail.php?recordID=542.

 

Beverly Wright and Robert D. Bullard, “The Real Looting: Katrina Exposes a Legacy
of Discrimination and Opens the Door for 'Disaster Capitalism',” SeeingBlack.com, October 11, 2005,
http://www.seeingblack.com/2005/x101105/411_oct05.shtml.

 

Beverly Wright and Robert D. Bullard, “Legacy of Unfairness:  Why Some Americans Get Left Behind,” September 29, 2005, http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/Exec%20Summary%20Legacy.html.

 

Beverly Wright, “Katrina Reveals Environmental Racism's Deadly Force,” New America Media, Commentary, September 21, 2005, http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=74fb2e18f6e1c829ae73181353442a61.

 

Monographs

 

Bullard, R., Wright, B.  The Color of Toxic Debris,” Pp.A9-A11 in The American Prospect – Demos, After Katrina: Redemption & Rebuilding, A report prepared for the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation at Rutgers University and The McKnight Foundation (March 2009).

 

Bullard, R., P. Mohai, R. Saha, and B. Wright, “Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty,” United Church of Christ, Cleveland, OH (March 2007).

 

Pastor, M., Bullard, R., Boyce, J., Fothergill, A., Morello-Frosch, R., Wright, B. Pp 20 & 26 “In the Wake of the Storm: Environment, Disaster, and Race after Katrina,” Russell Sage Foundation, NY (May 2006).

 

Wright, B.H., Sarpong, D., Babefemi, A., “The Socioeconomic Impact of Air Toxics on Disproportionately Exposed Communities,” Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, New Orleans, LA (2001).

 

Wright, B.H.  “Coping with Community Stressors,” A report prepared for National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (1996).

                 

Wright, B.H. “Voluntary Buy-Outs as an Alternative Damage Claims Arrangement,” A report prepared for Southern University Institute for Environmental Issues & Policy Assessment (1993).

Wright B.H.  “Three Generations of Teen Pregnancy:  A Comparative Study,” A report prepared for the Institute of Mental Hygiene, New Orleans, Louisiana (1990).

                 

Wright, B.H.  “Three Generations of Teen Pregnancy,” A report prepared for the Urban League of Greater New Orleans (1989).

 

Wright, B.H. “The Effects of Occupational Injury, Illness, and Disease on the Health Status of Black Americans,” Pp. 128-139 in The Proceedings of the Michigan Conference on Race and the Incidence of Environmental Hazards, (1990).

 

Beverly Wright. Congressional Hearing Testimony, Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health hearing entitled, “Oversight of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Programs." Wednesday, July 25, 2007.

 

Beverly Wright. LIABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS” Publication: Congressional Testimony Publish date: November 8, 2005.

 

Books and Book Contributions

 

Robert D. Bullard., Wright, B.H. Deadly Waiting Game Beyond Katrina: How Government Actions Endanger the Health and Welfare of African Americans, New York University Press, 2011 (forthcoming publication).

 

Robert D. Bullard and Wright, B., Race Place and Environmental Justice in the Aftermath of Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2009. 

 

Beverly Wright and Robert D. Bullard, “Black New Orleans Before and After Hurricane Katrina,” Pp. 173-198 in Robert D. Bullard, The Black Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century:  Race, Power, and the Politics of Place.   New York:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2007. 

  

Beverly Wright and Robert D. Bullard, “Washed Away by Hurricane Katrina:  Rebuilding a ‘New’New Orleans,” Pp. 189-214 in Robert D. Bullard, Growing Smarter:  Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice and Regional Equity.  Cambridge:  The MIT Press, 2007.

  

Beverly Wright, “Living and Dying in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley,” Chapter 4 in Bullard, Robert D. The Quest For Environmental Justice:  Human rights and the Politics of Pollution. San Francisco:  Sierra Club Books, 2005. 

 

Wright, B.H.  “Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World,” Pp. 125-145 in Ageyeman, J., Bullard, R.D., and Evans, B., Race, Politics, and Pollution: Environmental Justice in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor, Earthscan Publication, MIT Press, 2003.

 

Bullard, Robert D. Wright, Beverly H., “Environmental Justice for All,” Pp. 448-462, xiii, 609, in Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination. Plous, Scott (Ed.), New York, NY, US: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

 

Wright, B.H. “Social Ecology and Substance Abuse Programs,” Pp. 38 – 55 in Ma, G. X., and Henderson, G., Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

 

Wright, B.H. “New Orleans Under Siege,” Pp. 121-144 in Just Transportation: Dismantling Race and Class Barriers to Mobility, Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1997.

 

Wright, B.H., Bullard, R.D, & Bryant, B, “Coping with Poisons in Cancer Alley,” Pp. 110-129 in Unequal Protection. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994.

 

Wright, B.H. “Black Workers at Risk: Jobs for Life or Death,” Pp. 183-201 in Dream And Reality: Hofstra University Lecture Series. West Port: Greenwood Press, 1990.

 

Wright, B.H. “Three Generations of Teen Mothers: A Preliminary Report,” Pp. 45-74 in The State of Black New Orleans. New Orleans: Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 1989.

 

Wright, B.H. “New Faces of Segregation: The Case of New Orleans Public Schools,” Pp. 41-55 in The State of Black New Orleans.  New Orleans: Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 1987.

 

Bartley, M., & Wright, B.H. “Black Youth: A Lost Generation. Pp. 47-60 in The State Of Black New Orleans. New Orleans: Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 1986.

 

Wright, B.H. “Blacks in New Orleans: The City That Care Forgot,” Pp. 45-74 in In Search of The New South: The Black Urban Experience In the 1970s and 1980s.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press 1990.

 

 

Honors

 

2012   Distinguished Alumni Award 2012, Sociology Department, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.

 

2011  SAGE Activist Scholar Award, Urban Affairs Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

2010   100 History Makers in the Making, the Grio, New York, NY.

 

2010   Conrad Arensberg Award, the Society for the Anthropology of Work, New Orleans, LA.

 

2010  Beta Kappa Chi Humanitarian Assistance Award, National Institutes of Science, New Orleans, LA.

 

2009  Heinz Award, the Heinz Family Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

2009  Freedom Sisters Award, Ford Motor Company, New Orleans, LA.

 

2008  Environmental Justice Achievement Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Justice, Washington, D.C.

 

2006  Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Award, Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program, Boston, MA.

 

2005  Healthy Building Leadership Award, the Institute of Local Self-Reliance, Washington, D.C.

 

2003  Distinguished Alumni Award, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.

 

1993   Environmental Justice Award, Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste, Falls Church, VA.

 

1993  Environmental Justice Award, Tulane University Chapter, Black Law Students Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

1993  Urban League Outstanding Achievement Award, Urban League of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

 

1987  Deblois Faculty Fellow, Outstanding Research in Quality of Life Issues, School of Urban and Regional Studies, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

1983  MAC Fellow, Metropolitan Area Committee, City of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

1983  Certificate, Leadership Forum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

 

1980  Human Resources Fellow, Certificate Program for the Advanced Study of Human Resources, Department of Economics, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

 

1979  Outstanding Young Women in America, Who's Who.

 

1979  Urban Research Fellow, Institute for Urban Affairs and Research Howard University, Washington, D.C.

 

Boards


Member, Gulf Study Scientific Advisory Board, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Durham, NC. (2011 - Present)

 

Member, City of New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, New Orleans, LA. (2010 - Present)

 

Advisory Board, Tony Mazzocchi Center – United Steelworkers of America, Pittsburgh, PA. (Present)

 

Member Mayor Mitch Landrieu Transition Team, Environment and Sustainability Committee, New Orleans (2010)

 

Member, Ethics Review Board for the City of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. (2010)

 

Founding President and Board Member African American Women of Purpose and Power (AAWPP), New Orleans (2008 – Present)

 

Member, Gulf Coast Fund, New Orleans, LA (2006 - Present)

 

Member, Parkway Partners, New Orleans, LA (2006 – present)                 

 

EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) – Hurricane Katrina (2006)

 

Co-Chair, Advisory Board, Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative, (2002 - present)

 

Member, US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board, New Orleans, LA (1998-2000)

 

Charter Member, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. (1993-1996)

 

Editorial Board, Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences (1985-present)

 

Program Chair, Editorial Board Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1988)

 


Board Member, Metropolitan Council for Lifelong Living, Metropolitan College, Program Development (1985)

 

Committees


Member, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, New Orleans, LA (2010 – Present)

 

Board Member, Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC. (2009)

 

Member, Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Affairs, New Orleans, LA., (1994-2002)

 

Chairperson, Mayor’s Committee on Solid Waste, New Orleans, LA., (1994-2002)

 

Advisory Subcommittee, National Environmental Conflict Resolution “Affected Communities.”

 

Member, Executive Committee, Committee of 21, (1997)

 

Advisory Committee, We Speak for Ourselves, The Panos Institute, Washington, DC, (Present)

 

Planning Committee, People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, New York, NY (1990-91)

 

Member, Women's Studies Steering Committee, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (1990)

 

Planning Committee, National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, Commission for Racial Justice, New York, NY. (1990)

 

EOD Committee Member, the Urban League, Winston-Salem, NC (1989)

 

Committee Member, Research & the State of Black New Orleans Committee, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (1987)

 

Research Committee Member, State of Black New Orleans, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (1986)

 

Chairman, Metropolitan Council for Life Long Living Humanities Committee, Metropolitan College Program Development (1985)

 

Executive Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1984)

 

University of New Orleans Representative, Policy and Procedures revision sub-committee, Office of Municipal

 

Investigation (OMI) Review Committee, New Orleans, LA (1983)

 

Member, Executive Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1983)

 


Chairman, Planning Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1983)

 

Chairman, 1983 National Association Meeting-Planning Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, New Orleans (1982)

 

Committee Chairman, At Risk - The Black Adolescent Symposium, Association of Black Psychologists, New Orleans Chapter, New Orleans, LA (1982)

 

Executive Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1981)

 

Planning Committee, Juvenile Crime Symposium, Association of Black Psychologists, New Orleans Chapter, New Orleans, LA (1981)

 

Member, Task Force for the Improvement of New Orleans Public Schools, New Orleans, LA (1981)

 

Subcommittee Co-chairman, Symposium on Crime, Urban League of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (1981)

 

Member, New Orleans Public Housing Task Force (1980)


Planning Committee, First Scholarly Meeting National Negro Women's Convention, National Council for Negro Women (1979)

 

Public Relations Committee, UNO Representative, International Year of the Child Task Force, City of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (1979)

 

Grant Awards

 

Voluntary Buy-Outs as an Alternative Damage Claims Arrangement  

Southern University Institute for Environmental Issues and Policy Assessment

Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

(1992-1993)                                                                                          $19,000

 

Coping with Community Stressors

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(1993-1996)                                                                                                                                     $131,109

 

Socioeconomic Impact of Air Toxics Project

                                                Environmental Protection Agency

(1993-1998)                                                                                         $604,000

 

Mississippi River Avatar Project, Public Welfare Foundation, 

(1994-1999)                                                                                         $190,000

 

Lower Mississippi River Interagency Cancer Study

Environmental Protection Agency

(1995-1996)                                                                                          $20,000

 

National Environmental Policy Impact

Science Applications International Corporation.

(1995)                                                                                                        $11,000

 

Mississippi River Avatar Communiversity Project

Environmental Protection Agency

(1995-1996)                                                                                           $20,000

 

Mississippi River Chemical Education & Research Program, United Negro College Fund

(1995-1998)                                                                                           $96,000

 

Environmental Justice Partnership Project: Communiversity along the River

Environmental Protection Agency

(1995-1998)                                                                                           $319,000

 

Public Part: Restoration Advisory Board Project

Environmental Protection Agency

(1995-1999)                                                                                           $252,000

 

Minority Worker Training Project

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(1994-1999)                                                                                           $3,526,445

 

Norco Refinery Project

Mott Foundation

(1996-1998)                                                                                           $20,000

 

Community Lead Education Project, Environmental Protection Agency

 (1996-1998)                                                                                          $250,000

 

Campus Affiliate Program (C.J. Peete)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP & HEALTH SUBGROUP

US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

 (1996)                                                                                                        $25,020

 

Mississippi River Avatar Refinery Project

Environmental Protection Agency

(1996-1998)                                                                                             $20,000

 

Xavier Triangle Community

Worker Training & Construction Company Program

US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

 (1997-1999)                                                                                            $180,000

 

N.O. E.J. Teacher Training Project

Environmental Protection Agency

(1997-1998)                                                                                             $177,485

 

Opening Doors of Communication for Pollution Prevention

Environmental Protection Agency

(1997-1998)                                                                                             $20,000

 

Community Health Surveying & Education Initiative

Alton Jones Foundation  

(1998-2000)                                                                                            $130,000

 

                  Building Environmental Stewardship, Student Campus

& Community Project for Pollution Prevention

                  United Negro College Fund

(1998-2002)                                                                                            $50,000

 

Mississippi River Chemical Corridor:  Small & Disadvantaged Business Profile

 Environmental Protection Agency

(1998-1999)                                                                                             $50,250

 

West Dallas Brownfields Job Training

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(1999-2000)                                                                                             $213,056

(1998-1999)                                                                              

 

West Dallas Superfund Job Training

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(1998-1999)                                                                                             $150,000

 

Developing Measures of Community Protective Factors

Center for Disease Control

Co-Investigator with Robert Goodman, Ph.D., Tulane University

School of Public Health and Community Medicine

(1999-2002)                                                                                             $642,308

 

                                                 Norco Relocation

                                                 Jennifer Altman Foundation

                                                  (2000-2001)                                                                                            $30,000

 

                                                   Strategic Planning & Assessment/Strategic Plan & Research

                                                   Ford Foundation

                                                   (2001-2002)                                                                                           $150,000

 

Environmental Justice Analysis: Bienville Corridor Master Plan

(2001-2002)                                                                                              $50,000

 

Environmental Justice Analysis: Louis Armstrong International Airport Expansion

(2001-2003)                                                                                              $50,000                                                                                                  

                                                                                                           

Minority Worker Training Project

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(2005-2010)                                                                                              $6,989,152

 

Hurricane Katrina Minority Worker Training Response Project

Department of Labor

                        $99,500

 

Katrina Survivor Project

The Ford Foundation

(2007-2009)                                                                                              $400,000

 

Healthy Rebuilding Project

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

(2007-2008)                                                                                              $400,000

 

Katrina Survivor Project

The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation                 

(2007-2008)                                                                                              $10,000

 

Public Policy Task Force

The Cedar Tree Foundation

 (2008-2009)                                                                                            $100,000

 

Katrina Survivor Project

Gulf Coast Fund

(2009)                                                                                                          $17,000

 

Katrina Survivor Project/Public Policy Task Force/General Support

The Ford Foundation

 (2009-2010)                                                                                             $475,000

 

Minority Worker Training Project – Supplemental Grant Award

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(2009-2010)                                                                                              $400,000

 

HBCU Community Partnership for Worker Training Utilizing Technology-Based Learning

U.S. Department of Labor

 (2009-2012)                                                                                             $966,000

 

Public Policy Task Force

Gulf Coast Fund

(2010)                                                                                                           $10,000

 

Katrina Survivors Home Rehabilitation Project

U.S. Department of H.U.D., City of New Orleans

(2010-2011)                                                                                               $500,000

 

Coastal Communities Strategies to Monitor BP Wastes

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

(2011-2012)                                                                                               $30,000

 

Minority Worker Training Project

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(2010-2015)                                                                                                $4,831,985

 

Hazardous Waste Worker Training Project

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(2010-2015)                                                                                                $955,375

 

Total                                                                                                                 $23,285,685

 

Presentations

 

2012                   “The Legacy of Toxic Wastes and Race in Communities of Color,” Distinguished Faculty for the Public Health Ethics Course, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL.


2012                   “The Legacy of Toxic Wastes and Race in Communities of Color,” Monitoring Oil Wastes in Communities along the Gulf Coast: A Community Training, Mount Vernon Community Center, Mt. Vernon, AL.

 

2012                   “The BP Oil Disaster: Where Did the Wastes Go?” The Impact of Disasters on Human Health and Vulnerable Populations Conference, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

 

2012                   Facilitator, “NIEHS and EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Strengthening the Network,” Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) Meeting, Research Triangle Park, NC.

 

2011                   “Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster: Responses and Lessons Learned in the Gulf,” National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

 

2011                   “Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster” Federal Interagency Working Group Panel, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Mobile, Alabama.

 

2011                   “Environmental Justice Collaborative Model,” Federal Interagency Working Group Panel Discussion, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), New Orleans, LA.

 

2011                   “Breaking the Cycle of Race and Waste,” Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Risky Technology Community Forum, New Orleans, LA.


2011                  “Research in Action: A Winning Partnership,” Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

 

2011                  “Response to:  Geography of Vulnerability – Tracking Environmental and Public Health Impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster,” Beta Kappa Chi/National Institute of Science, Atlanta, GA.

 

2011                  “The Perilous Consequences of Public Policy Decisions:  Weathering the Storms of Natural and Man-Made Disasters in the Gulf,” University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

 

2011                  “Urban Land Use: Lessons from New Orleans on How to Destroy a Community,” University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

2011                   “Risky Technology:  The Newest Threat to Our Communities,” NAACP Region VI Just Energy Summit, Houston, TX.

 

2011                  “Response to the Geography of Vulnerability: Tracking Environmental and Public Health Impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster,” Beta Kappa Chi National Institute of Science, Hot Zone Summit, 68th Joint Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

 

2011                  “Research in Action: A Winning Partnership,” Reclaiming the City: Building a Just and Sustainable Future Conference, Urban Affairs Association, University of Delaware, New Orleans, LA  2011.

 

2011                  “Deepwater Horizon: Responses and Lessons Learned,” Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference 2011, Washington, DC.

 

2010                  “Equity, Justice and Recovery: Weathering the Storms of Natural & Man-made Disasters along the Gulf Coast,” New Directions in Environmental Justice - An Environmental Law and Justice Symposium, Florida A&M College of Law, Tallahassee, FL.

 

2010                  “A Safe Way Back Home…” Women’s Health and the Environment Conference 2010: New Science, New Solutions, The Heinz Endowments, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

2010                  “Communiversity: A Model for the Establishment of Community and University Partnerships,” First Annual Building Bridges: Community Partnerships and Learning, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.

 

2010                  “Environmental Justice, Climate Change and Health: Lessons from Katrina”, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA.

 

2010                  “Staying Afloat: Adaption to Climate Change on the Gulf and Beyond” Keynote Address, NAELS 2010 Conference, Loyola College of Law, New Orleans, LA.

 

2010                   2010 Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference on Environmental Justice, Air Quality, GoodsMovement, and Green Jobs, Washington, DC.

 

2010                  “Public Health, Human Prosperity, and Justice: Public Policy in the African Diaspora” Keynote Address, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.

 

2010                  “Efforts to Address Environmental Injustice and Improve Public Health in Post-Katrina New Orleans.” APHA 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO.

 

2010                  “Communiversity: A Model for the Establishment of Community and University Partnerships,” Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

 

2010                   “Deadly Mix of Wastes and Race,” Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, New Orleans, LA.

 

2010                  “The Mississippi River Chemical Corridor,” Sino-American International Research Forum, The National Association of African American Studies, Beijing, Guilin and Shanghai China.

 

2010                   Sichuan China Delegation “A Safe Way Back Home:  Coming Home Safely, Clean and Green,” Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

 

2009                  Environmental Justice Expert Panel Meeting - October 28, 2009, National Environmental Public Health Conference Atlanta, GA.

 

2009                  “A Public Policy Task Force for a Sustainable and Equitable Recovery of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast” New Orleans, LA.

 

2009                  “Race, Place & the Environment in the Aftermath of Katrina”, The Political Engagement Project Lecture Series, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI.

 

2009                  “From Katrina to Copenhagen: Promoting a Fair Climate Agenda”, Keynote Address, New Orleans, LA.

 

2009                  “Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor,” World Resources Institute, Washington DC.

 

2009                  “Race, Place and Environmental Justice,” Environmental Justice Workshop, The Environmental Justice Committee, Life & Environment, Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, The Porter School of Environmental Studies, Tel Aviv University Law and Environment Program and the Environmental Justice Clinic, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

2009                  Sociological Perspectives on Global Climate Change Workshop, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

 

2009                  The Berkeley Law Environmental Law Society cordially invites you to attend our Fifth Annual Environmental Justice Symposium: Just Water? Solving an Environmental Justice Crisis, Berkley, CA.

 

2009                  City Climate Crisis Vignettes,” ADVANCING CLIMATE JUSTICE: TRANSFORMING THE ECONOMY, PUBLIC HEALTH & OUR ENVIRONMENT, Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, Pope Auditorium, New York, NY.

 

2008                   US Climate Change Network State-Federal Conference: “Coming Together for Solutions,” Washington, D.C.

 

2008                  “Building Power, Bringing about Change,” Good Jobs, Green Jobs: A National Green Jobs Conference, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

2008                   “Race, Place, and the Environment after Katrina: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, Revitalizing” National Symposium, New Orleans, LA.

 

2008                   Presenter, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

 

2008                  “Reclaiming, Rebuilding, Revitalizing after Katrina,” The Dream Reborn, Environmental Justice: A 2020 Vision for Building Healthy and Sustainable Communities, Memphis Cook Convention Center, Atlanta, GA.

 

2008                  “Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change,” The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, D.C.

 

2008                   “Sociological Perspectives on Global Climate Change,” Workshop, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.

 

2008                  “Race, Place & the Environment in the Aftermath of Katrina”, The Bert G. Kerstetter Environmental Lecture Series, Environmental Justice Conference, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

 

2008                  “Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned – Race, Place and the Environment in the Aftermath of Katrina”, Tufts University, Medford, MA.

 

2007                        “Winning Partnership: A Community Response to Government in Action After Katrina”, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.

 

2007                  “Race, Place, and the Environment after Katrina,” Prescott College Master of Arts Colloquium, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ.

 

2006                  “Race, Place, and the Environment after Katrina” National Symposium, New Orleans, LA.

 

2006                  “A Winning Partnership for Training,” Rebuilding EJ Communities along the Gulf Coast Panel, Brownfields Conference, Boston, MA.

 

2006                  “Surviving Katrina: The Interplay of Race and Class,” St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.

 

2006                      “A Safe Way Back Home,” Atlanta Katrina Survivor’s Forum, Clark-Atlanta, University, Atlanta, GA.

 

2006                  “A Safe Way Back Home,” Houston Katrina Survivor’s Forum, Trinity United Methodist Church, Houston, TX.

 

2006                    21st Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

 

2006                        “Surviving Katrina: The Interplay of Race and Class,” Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

 

2006                  “Surviving Katrina: The Interplay of Race and Class,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

2006                  “Surviving Katrina: The Interplay of Race and Class,” Brown University, Providence, RI.

 

2005                  “EJ: The Struggle at Home and Abroad”, 23rd Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR.

 

2005                  “Quest for Justice in Areas of Acute Disparities”, Quality Education for Minorities (QEM), Washington, D.C.

 

2005                  “Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots”, National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

 

2004                  “Service Learning and Civic Engagement Workshop”, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.

 

2004                  “Clean and Just Production Where Sustainable Development and Economic Viability Come Together”, Clean and Just Production Roundtable, New Orleans, LA.

 

2004                  “Communiversity: A Partnership for Environmental Justice”, National Institute of Environmental Health Science Brownfields Conference, Portland, OR.

 

2004                  “Environmental Justice: The Struggle at Home and Abroad,” Environmental Protection Agency: Teacher Training Workshop, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA.

 

2004                  “Integrating Academia and Activism…Moving Towards Participatory Research and Academic Activism,” UNCF/Mellon Education for Sustainability: Greening the Curriculum Workshop, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA.

 

2004                  “Implementing a Holistic Approach to Worker Training Programs,” Coalition of Black Trade Unionists National CARAT Team Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

2004                  “The Black Urban Experience: Cities, Suburbs, and Metropolitan Regional Equity Atlanta Roundtable Meeting,” Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA.

                  

2004                  “Women Activist in the Trenches Panel Discussion,” 3rd Annual International Week, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA.

 

2004                  “Integrating Academia and Activism,” Environmental Justice Climate Change Student Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

2003                        “Our Health Is in Our Hands,” The 8th Annual Health Summit of Minority Communities, Memphis, TN.

 

2003                  “History of Community Involvement Along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor,” South African Delegates Phase-Out Tour to the USA, New Orleans, LA.

 

2003                  “Environmental Justice in the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor,” NAACP Youth and Student Division, Miami, FL.

 

2003                  “Deep South Center for Environmental Justice: Who We Are,” State University of New York at Buffalo Alumni Award Ceremony, Buffalo, NY.

 

2003                  “Environmental Justice: At Home and Abroad,” Rhodes Campus-Community Partnerships Workshop, Memphis, TN.

 

2003                  “Environmental Justice Issues Affecting Minority Communities,” Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, Environmental Leadership Institute, Utica, MS.

 

2002                  “Race, Politics, and Pollution: The Mississippi River Chemical Corridor, Tulane University-Corp of Engineers Comparing Rivers, New Orleans, LA.

 

2002                  Environmental Justice Training, Environmental Protection Agency Region Six Technical Assistance Grant, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

2002                  “Environmental Justice: The Struggle at Home and Abroad,” Women as World Citizens, Spelman College Convocation, Atlanta, GA.

 

2002                  “Human Rights at the Crossroads: Challenges and Solutions,” International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

2002                  “Environmental Racism: At Home and Abroad,” World Summit on Sustainable Development Prepcomm Four, Bali, Indonesia.

                                                                       

2002                  “The Bienville Corridor Project: Environmental Justice Issues and Concerns,” Lecture to Harvard and Tuskegee University Urban Design Graduate Students, Urban League, New Orleans, LA.

 

2001                  “Clean Production: A New Economic and Environmental Vision for Louisiana,” Clean Production Workshop, New Orleans, LA.

 

2001                  “Environmental Justice Issues Affecting Minority Communities” Building Environmental Stewardship (BES) Conference, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL.

 

2001                  “Problems and Solutions to Environmental Racism,” World Conference Against Racism, Durban, South Africa.

 

2001                  “Environmental Justice and Climate,” Climate, Ethics Planning Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

2001                  “A Communiversity Partnership for Environmental Justice: A Model of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Xavier University of New Orleans,” University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE.

 

2000                     “Lead Exposure in the City of New Orleans,”  A paper presented  at the New Orleans Mayor’s Environmental Breakfast at the University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

1999                    “Environmental Racism and the siting of Toxic Release Inventory Facilities in Louisiana,” a presentation at the 55th Session of the United Nations Consortium on Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland

 

1999                     “The Anatomy of a Community Environmental Justice Victory:  The Shintech Case in Convent, Louisiana,” a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

 1999                    “Spatial Distribution of Toxic Release Inventory sites and  Emergency Response: The Mississippi River Chemical Corridor,” a paper presented at a Congressional Symposium on Environmental Justice co-sponsored by members of the congressional Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus and Progressive Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

 

1999                  “Defining Environmental Justice,” a presentation made at the Environmental Justice Symposium, sponsored by EPA Region VI, Kansas City, MI

 

1998                  “Environmental racism: A case of the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor in Louisiana,” A paper presented at the Conference of the International Society of Ecological Economists, Santiago, Chile.

 

1998                        “Race, Poverty and Pollution in Cancer Alley,” a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

1998                  “Implementing Environmental Justice Projects,” a presentation made at the Environmental Protection Agency Region IV, sponsored by the Waste Management Division of Federal Facilities Branch, Atlanta, GA.

 

1998                  “Environmental Justice and Community Economic Development," a paper presented at the EDA Southwestern Region Economic Development Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

1998                   “Environmental Racism,” a paper presented at the National Association of Black Journalists, Washington, DC.

 

1998                   “Mississippi River Chemical Corridor” a paper presented at the Congressional Black Caucus Briefing on the Shintech PVC Plant in Convent Louisiana, Washington, D.C.

 

1998                     “Environmental Justice: Race, Class and Pollution in the New Millennium,” A paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of the Association of Social and Behavioral  Scientists, Montgomery, Alabama.

 

1998                     “Testimony on the Siting of Shintech” a paper presented at The Emergency National Commission on Environmental and Economic Justice, Convent, LA.

 

1998                     “Military Toxins: Public Participation in Restoration Advisory Board Development,” A paper presented at EPA Region IV Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

 

1997                             “Environmental Justice, Poverty and Women of Color”, a paper presented at the Women and the Environment in International Perspective, Madison, WI.

 

1997                      “Surviving the Toxics in Cancer Alley: A Case Study of Communities along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor,” A paper presented at the Environmental Justice Global Ethics for the 21st Century, Melbourne, Australia.

 

1997                     “How Communities Use TRI and Right –To-Know in Their Struggle for Environmental Justice,” A paper presented at the Right To Know Conference, Washington, D.C.

                                                                       

1997                           “Disproportionate Exposure to Environmental Pollution: Convent, Louisiana,” A  paper   presented at the Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada.

 

1996                  The Association of Black Social Workers: Community University Partnerships: Communiversity Model.  Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

1996                          Poster presentation of the Washington Office. United Nations Conference on Human Settlement. Istanbul, Turkey.

 

1995                          “Environmental Issues Along the Mississippi River Chemical Corridor:  Is Race A Factor?” A paper presented at Southern Sociological Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

1992                  "Social Justice Issues and the Environment," A paper presented at the Environmental Equity Hearing of the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Baton Rouge, LA.

 

1991                  "The Politics of the Environment in the South:  A Minority Perspective," A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

1991                  "Never Pregnant Teens in High Risks Environments", paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Nashville, TN.

 

1991                  "The Environmental Justice Movement and the Promise of Networking," (with Robert Bullard) A paper presented at the 6th Annual Technological Literacy Conference of the National Association for Science, Technology and Society, Washington, D.C.

 

1991                  "Surviving the Toxics in Southeastern, Louisiana: A Minority Perspective," A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Cleveland, OH.

 

1991                  National Science Foundation Panel - Research Experiences for Undergraduates, Biological, Behavioral, and Social Sciences, San Francisco, CA

 

1990                  "The Environmental Equity Movement: Black communities Fighting Back", (with Robert D. Bullard) A paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

1990                  "Three Generations of Teenage Mothers", paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid South Sociological Association, Little Rock, AR.

 

1990                          MacArthur Foundation Conference: "Successful Adaptation for Adolescent Mothers and Infants: Individual, Family and Intergenerational Influences", New Orleans, LA.

 

1990                  "The Effect of Occupational Injury, Illness and Disease on the Health of Black Americans," Conference on Race and the Environment, Hofstra University, Long Island, NY.

 

1990                  Incidence of Environmental Hazards, University of Michigan, School of Natural Resource, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

1990                  "Surviving the Toxics in Southeastern Louisiana", Invited Lecturer, Department of Conservation and Resource Studies, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

 

1990                  "Never Pregnant Teens: A Comparative Study", Annual Meeting of the Institute of Mental Hygiene, New Orleans, LA.

 

1990                  "Race and the Environment", Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference, Washington, D.C.

 

1990                  "Surviving the Toxic Threat of Southeast Louisiana", presented at University of California, Berkeley - Seminar Series, Department of Conservation and Resource Studies, Freedom and Equality Conference, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.

 

1990                  Minority Student Affairs Workshop, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

1989                  "The Anatomy of Black Grassroots Environmental Activism: Case Studies from the Southern United States", paper presented at the Mid-South Sociological Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

 

1989                  "The Quest for Environmental Equity: Mobilizing the Black Community for Social Change," A paper presented at The American Sociological Association Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

1989                  Minority Student Affairs Workshop, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

1989                   “Black Family Workshop,” Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, NC

 

1988                  Fifth Annual Policy Institute, Teenage Pregnancy Prevention, Washington, D.C.

 

1988                   “Toxics, Economics and Race,” Southern Environmental Assembly '88, , Atlanta, GA.

 

1988                  "Black Workers at Risk: Jobs for Life or Death" paper presented at Dream and Reality: The Modern Black Struggle for Equality, Atlanta, GA

 

1988                  "Black Attitude, Public Policy and School-Based Clinic", paper presented at the Fifth Annual Policy Institute (Co-sponsored by the Joint Center for Political Studies) Washington, D.C.

 

1988                  "Jobs vs. the Environment: Alerting Minority Communities", paper presented at the Southern Environmental Assembly '88, Atlanta, GA.

 

1987                  "Teenage Pregnancy in New Orleans: The Sociological Perspective" paper presented at the New Orleans Chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists' Seventh Annual Symposium, New Orleans, LA.

 

1987                  "Hazards in the Workplace and Black Health" paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago, IL.

 

1987                  "Blacks in New Orleans: The City That Care Forgot" paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association, Jackson, MS.

 

1987                  "New Faces of Segregation: The Case of the New Orleans Public Schools" paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Memphis, TN.

 

1986                  "Blacks and the Environment" (with Robert Bullard) paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Washington, D.C.

 

1986                  "Pollution in the Workplace and Black Health" paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association, Jackson, MSi.

 

1985                  "Blacks in New Orleans: A Socio-historical Perspective", (with Jerry Wilcox) paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association, Little Rock, AR.

 

1984                  "Factors Influencing the Self Esteem of Pregnant Teenagers", paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists in Nashville, TN.

 

1984                  "The Politics of Pollution: Implications for the Black Community", (with Robert Bullard) paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Black Sociologists in San Antonio, TX.

 

1984                  “Adolescent Parenthood Workshop,” sponsored by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Orleans Parish Public Schools, New Orleans, LA.

 

1984                  Urban League of New Orleans, Forum, The Plight of the Poor in New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

1984                    New Orleans City Council Public Hearing, Amusement Tax Proposal, New Orleans, LA.

 

1982                  "Blacks in New Orleans", The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists Annual Meeting, Jackson, MS.

 

1982                  "Composition of Lower-Income Urban Black Families in a Tight Housing Market", (with Shirley Laska) paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, California.

 

1981                  "Factors Influencing Teenage Pregnancy", The Mid-South Sociological Association Meeting, Shreveport, LA.

 

1981                   Black on Black Crime, Urban League, New Orleans, LA.

 

1981                  New Orleans Public Library Jambalaya Series, Growing Up In New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

1980                  "The Effects of Unemployment and Locus of Control on Rioting Behavior", Program for Advanced Study of Human Resources Workshop, Department of Labor, Hampton Institute, Hampton, VA.

 

1979                  "Colored-Negro-Black: Ideological Change and the Civil Rights Movement", Southern Sociological Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

 

1979                  "Racial Group Identification and Self Concept", The Mid-South Sociological Association Meeting, Memphis, TN.

 

1979                  Consultant, Institute for Governmental Studies, Loyola University, Conflict Management Workshop, New Orleans, LA.

 

1978                  "Internal vs. External Control and Self-Esteem", The Mid-South Sociological Association Meeting, Jackson, MS.

 

 

Community Forums and Hosted Meetings

 

Risky Waste Technology Community Forum, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, June 2011.

 

HBCU Environmental Health and Safety Compliance Conference, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, April 2011.

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Director Linda Birnbaum, Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Disaster Roundtable on Lessons Process to Evaluate Safety Training of Gulf Oil Responders, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, February 2011.

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Code Enforcement and Compliance Senior Enforcement Managers Meeting, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, January 2011.

 

Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Monitoring BP Waste in Communities of Color Community Forum, November 2010.

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Extramural Grants Process Workshop, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, October 2010.

 

2010 Health, Wealthy, Wise National Empowerment Conference, October 8-12, 2010, New Orleans, LA Sponsored by Kellogg, AT & T, Verizon, USDA, Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, and Unity Coalition.


African American Women of Purpose and Power/Urban League of Greater New Orleans Congressional Candidates Forum, October 2010

 

National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Gulf Workers Focus Group, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, October 2010.

 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Collaborative Convening, Development of Research Agenda on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, September 2010.

 

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Katherine Sebelius, Listening Session, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, June 2010.

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Debriefing of Impacts of Dispersants used for Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, Dillard University, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, May 2010.


Public Policy Task Force Research Roundtable, New Orleans, LA, April 14 - 15, 2010.


African American Women of Purpose and Power/Urban League of Greater New Orleans Mayoral Candidates Forum, January 2010.

 

2010 Conference on Environmental Justice, Air and Green Jobs: Evolution and Innovation, Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, New Orleans, LA, January 25-27, 2010.

 

Public Policy Task Force - Symposium II, New Orleans, LA, October 8 - 9, 2009.

 

Public Policy Task Force - Symposium I, New Orleans, LA, June 24 - 25, 2009.

 

Community Training on Plasma Arc Technology, Eastern New Orleans, Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, New Orleans, LA, April 2009.

 

Race, Place, and Environmental Justice: Reclaiming, Rebuilding, and Revitalizing, New Orleans, LA, May 15-17, 2008.

 

Race, Place, and Environmental Justice: Looking Back to Look Forward, New Orleans, LA, October 19-21, 2006.

 

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