Houston Endowment awarded $1.25 million to support the establishment of the Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice (CECJ) at Texas Southern University. The center, named for Dr. Robert Bullard, TSU’s distinguished professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, will assist and support underrepresented and marginalized populations to build healthy, sustainable, and resilient communities in the era of climate change. Faith-based, social justice, and other related institutions will receive guidance through CECJ’s equity and racial justice mission to drive environmental and climate-related education, research, policy, and civic engagement.
“We are really excited about the Houston Endowment grant and the creation of a new center to expand our work that intersects environmental, climate, economic, health, and racial justice – work that began in Houston more than four decades ago,” said Dr. Bullard, known by many as the “father of environmental justice.

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