April 19, 2013 2:30 PM
On Earth Day (Monday, April 22) the Anna Julia Cooper Project at Tulane University is hosting a community event along with professors from Dillard University and Spelman College. The free discussion about environmental justice issues will be at 6 p.m. in the Rogers Memorial Chapel on the Tulane uptown campus.
Since Hurricane Katrina, much of Wright’s work has focused on research, policy, community outreach, assistance and the education of displaced African American New Orleans residents.Many residents of the city are affected by toxins in the air and soil or lack food availability, while others face far fewer immediate impacts of these types of health issues, and these disparities are often correlated with race and economic status.
“Really, how you’re doing depends on who you are and where you live,” said Wright in a recent interview.
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