This conversation, organized by Dr. Richard McKinley Mizelle, Jr. (University of Houston), will highlight key moments in the long fight against environmental racism led by Black activists in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

This event will be held via Zoom. A link will be circulated to registrants the day before the event. ASL Access will be provided by ProBono ASL.
Meet the Program Curator!

Richard McKinley Mizelle, Jr. is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston. His research, writing, and lecturing focuses on the history of race and healthcare politics, chronic disease, environmental health, and the historical connections between gender, identity, and ethnicity in medicine. Mizelle is the author of Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and co-editor of Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita (Brookings Institution Press, 2011). His work has appeared in a wide range of academic journals and publications including The Lancet, ISIS, Journal of African American History, History Compass, Open Rivers Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, and the American Historian Magazine. His research has also been quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, New Yorker Magazine, and he has appeared and consulted on numerous local and national podcasts including NPR Throughline and the Atlantic’s Floodlines.