In this episode of Spoken Earth, Adam Weymouth discusses climate and environmental justice with academic and activist Dr Beverly Wright.
Dr Beverly Wright is an environmental justice scholar, advocate, author, activist, civic leader and professor of Sociology. For decades she has led the battle for environmental justice in the United States, and in 1992 she founded the Deep South Centre for Environmental Justice in Louisiana, the first environmental justice centre in the United States. We discuss her long battle to expose the racism inherent in the destruction of the environment, and how that battle remains as critical as ever in the face of the pandemic and the recent exposure of police brutality in the States.
- Deep South Centre for Environmental Justice
- EPA 20th Anniversary Environmental Justice video series
- The website of Dr Robert Bullard, who as co-authored several books with Beverly Wright
- Environmental Justice Foundation
Main image of The Denka Performance Elastomer factory in LaPlace, Louisiana, by Julie Dermansky.