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HBCU Climate Change Conference
September 20, 2018 - September 23, 2018
The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, Inc. in collaboration with Texas Southern University and the United Church of Christ, will convene the Sixth Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference, September 20 – 23, 2018. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty, students, researchers, faith leaders, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).
Another goal of the conference is to include local high school students in activities of the conference. College-bound high school students will be introduced to climate science, within the context of how their daily life activities affect climate. The sessions will be interactive, including computer-simulated activities.