Robert Doyle Bullard

"Father of the Environmental Justice Movement"

birthdate: December 21
Elba, Alabama

Robert Bullard, the Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, has been called the "Father of the Environmental Justice Movement." He has written more than a dozen books on social justice issues, including sustainable development, environmental racism and community reinvestment. Robert Bullard's work has helped to redefine the environmental movement by showing that "the environment" is more than the physical and natural world, it is also includes everything around us -- where we live, work, play and go to school. Everyone should be entitled to live in healthy and safe communities, but our economic and political systems force many people to live in unhealthy and unsafe conditions. The Environmental Justice Movement seeks to empower communities to organize so that they can have more control over the health and well-being of their communities.

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