Majora Carter redefined the field of environmental equality, starting in the South Bronx. Now she's leading the local economic development movement across the U.S. Carter is a keynote speaker for the University of Northern Iowa's Sustainability Dialogue and Action Conference, scheduled for April 12 and 13. She will present "Home(town) Security" at 7 p.m., Friday, April 12, in the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Great Hall.
Carter is an urban revitalization strategist and public radio host from the South Bronx area of New York City. She founded the non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation Sustainable South Bronx in 2001. She hosts the public radio series The Promise Land, which received a Peabody Award in 2010. Carter also has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur Fellowship.
"Environmental justice means that no community should be saddled with more environmental burdens and less environmental benefits than any other," said Carter during a TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) presentation.
The Sustainability Dialogue and Action Conference is a two-day conference focused on actions needed to envision a sustainable world and the transformation needed to create it. It will include keynote speakers, a variety of breakout sessions on various sustainability topics, poster sessions and tours.
To register for the Sustainability Dialogue and Action Conference, visit www.uni.edu/rrttc.