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Annual Economic and Social Rights Lecture

Friday, October 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Center

Please join us for a Lecture with Catherine Flowers T Title: TBD Reception to follow in the Dodd Lounge

Catherine Flowers is a Senior Fellow for the Environmental Justice and Civic Engagement at the Center for Earth Ethics.

She is the founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development Corporation (ACRE) which seeks to address the root causes of poverty by seeking sustainable solutions. She also serves as the Rural Development Manager for the Equal Justice Initiative serving the citizens of Lowndes County, one of the 10 poorest counties in Alabama’s Black Belt.

Catherine has been able to bring significant resources to address its many environmental and social injustices. Specifically, her work at ACRE addresses the lack of sewage disposal infrastructure in Alabama’s rural Black Belt, the legacy of racism and neglect stretching back to the time of slavery. Catherine is also an internationally recognized advocate for the human right to water and sanitation and works to make the UN Sustainable Development Agenda accountable to front-line communities.

Co-Sponsored by The Human Rights Institute


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