41 minutes | Apr 1, 2021

#05 Beverly Wright: Environmental justice is racial justice

In this episode of Spoken Earth, Adam Weymouth discusses climate and environmental justice with academic and activist Dr Beverly Wright. 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 US. Find the full story here: https://lacuna.org.uk/environment/environmental-justice-is-racial-justice-the-whitewashing-of-the-environmental-movement/ Podcast by Lacuna Magazine www.lacuna.org.uk Interviewer: Adam Weymouth www.adamweymouth.com Producer and musician: Ulli Mattsson www.ullimattsson.com Further reading: Deep South Centre for Environmental Justice https://www.dscej.org/ EPA 20th Anniversary Environmental Justice video series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hE3SyXr9bw The website of Dr Robert Bullard, who as co-authored several books with Beverly Wright https://drrobertbullard.com/ Environmental Justice Foundation https://ejfoundation.org/
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