Majora Carter is one of my idols. A sharp Black woman, committed to justice and sustainability--she has transformed the Bronx and brought the language of "green justice" to communities that have too often been the dumping ground for toxins of all kinds.
She will be speaking at Hendricks Chapel tonight at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Syracuse University Lecture Series--co sponsored by the Syracuse Center of Excellence. Topic: Green the Ghetto and How Much it Won't Cost Us. Hope to see you there! Oh, and it's free!
From the SU Lectures website:While the term “green-collar jobs” gains more press and pundits daily, very few people have actually marshaled the resources to get unemployed Americans trained and placed on pathways out of poverty in this growing economic sector. Majora Carter has. Born, raised, and continuing to live in the South Bronx, her work takes her around the world in pursuit of resources and ideas to improve the quality of life in environmentally challenged communities.
Parking at Hendricks Chapel/the Dome is free so come on up.
for more information on the Syracuse University Lecture Series go here.