This session will be on:
June 28, 2007 - 1:00pm
It will be held at:
Centennial Ballroom B room at the Atlanta Marriott Downtown
Two of the principal authors, Drs. Robert D. Bullard (Clark Atlanta University) and Beverly Wright (Dillard University), of the 2007 "Toxic Wastes and Race at Twenty 1987-2007" report will serve as panelists in this session. Dr. Bullard will present the study findings and policy recommendations. Dr. Wright, a native of New Orleans and a Hurricane survivor, will present the case study of toxic wastes, race, and post-Katrina New Orleans. Sheila Holt Orsted (whose Dickson, Tennessee community is profiled as the "poster child" for environmental racism in the report) will join the panel to put a human face on the report. For an up-to-date account of the Holt family's environmental racism struggle against TCE contamination from the Dickson County (Tennessee) Landfill see http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/Dicksonupdate.htm.
United States Social Forum * Another World is Possible - Another U.S. is Necessary! * June 27 - July 1, 2007 · Atlanta, GA