Posts Tagged ‘A Place Called Home’

We are all environmentalists (even if we don’t know it)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Dr. K. Animashaun Ducre (left), a professor at SU, introduced environmental justice advocate Robert Bullard, Ph.D. at a recent John L. Johnson lecture.

The first rule of environmental justice, according to Dr. Robert Bullard (considered the father of the movement), is that people must speak for themselves and those who are most impacted must be inside the room.

He was one of the organizers of the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in 1991.

Bullard’s lecture, which was sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and given about 1 week before Earth Day, attempted to connect the dots of pollution between Flint, MI and historical examples in Warren County NC, Whispering Pines (Houston, Tx) and Moosville, LA.

His detailed analysis showed how we often talk “green,” but still act “dirty” when it comes to environmental justice in certain locales.

Community Ecology

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

SU Press recently published a book by environmental activist Dr. K. Animashaun Ducre titled A Place Called Home.

The book examines cycles of disruption and dislocation in Syracuse.  It began with a study Dr. Ducre conducted using a blended methodology of photo voice (visual story-telling) and mapping (geographic analysis). Dr. Ducre talks in this interview about the characters in the book (women from Syracuse’s South side) and her efforts to bear witness to social injustice.