Posts Tagged ‘K. Animashaun Ducre’

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.

Triumph be Told

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Drs. Kishi Animishaun Ducre, Joan Bryant and Milt Sernett were panelists for the 12 Years A Slave screening/talk back event on Sunday evening.

Drs. Kishi Animishaun Ducre, Joan Bryant and Milt Sernett were panelists for the 12 Years A Slave screening/talk back event on Sunday evening.

Here are a few of the photographs from the 12 Years A Slave screening/talk back held at the Manlius Art Cinema on Sunday evening. The event was co-hosted by New Inspiration for the Nation and the African American Studies Department at Syracuse University.

Poet Jackie Warren-Moore asks her question for the panel.

Poet Jackie Warren-Moore asks her question for the panel.

Host George Kilpatrick (right) entertains a question.

Host George Kilpatrick (right) entertains a question.

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.