Summit II Articles/Media
12/31/2002 Crowning Women of Color and the Real Story Behind the 2002 EJ Summit by Robert D. Bullard
This article discussed the contributions and major roles played by women of color to the Environmental Justice movement and the success of the Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit (Summit II) held in Washington, DC.
12/01/2002 Environmental Justice is Part of Our Core Values by Lenneal J. Henderson, Jr. for The American Society for Public Administration Journal (PA Times)
Given the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in October 1991 and the Second Summit in October 2002, and given the scholarship of Robert Bullard in his works Dumping in Dixie and Unequal Protection and Beverly Wright, Paul Mohai and others, environmental justice has become a more salient policy issue. Environmental justice advocates have challenged the environmental movement to move beyond elitist emphases on the natural environment to include the vulnerable human environments of the nation and the world.
11/25/2002 New Civil Rights Battlegrounds by Robert D. Bullard
Upon his return from a recent environmental justice summit, Dr. Robert D. Bullard considers the progress and remaining challenges in the effort to equitably protect the natural environment in poor and minority communities.
11/20/2002 ACCESS Represented at National Environmental Conference By Norah Rabiah for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services
From October 23-27, 2002, Kathryn Savoie, Joanna El-Hajj and Norah Rabiah represented ACCESS at the second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit, which addressed issues of environmental injustices throughout the United States and its territories, was perhaps the most important event in the history of the environmental justice movement. Approximately 1,100 conference attendees came from all fifty states, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Central America, South Africa, and India.
11/01/2002 COMMUNITY VOICES: Resolution on War and Militarism from the Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit on Drillbits & Tailings Volume 7, Number 9
The Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, convened in Washington D.C. from October 23-27, was the follow-up to the historic first summit which took place in 1991. The first Summit, taking place at a time of war against Iraq being waged by a president named Bush; brought together grassroots activists from communities all across North America impacted by environmental racism.
10/30/2002 EJ Summit II Authors Pens Record Number Policy Papers
An impressive team of environmental justice scholars, educators, scientists, lawyers, and policy analysts developed a series of resource papers for use at the Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit. The Summit, held this past week, attracted over 1,400 environmental justice leaders from around the United States and a dozen foreign countries. To view the news article click HERE.
10/30/2002 Environmental Justice: The new civil rights. National summit unites people of color by Erica N. Clark for the San Francisco Bay View
This October, the environmental justice movement will make its mark on the 21st century, as an estimated 1,000 African-American, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander and Native American activists from the U.S. and abroad join forces in the nationŐs capital for the Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit (Summit II). Summit II marks the 11th anniversary of the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, held in Washington, D.C., in October 1991.
10/29/2002 Environmental Justice Summit Ushers in New Day for Women
The unfolding events at the Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership is a good indication that the environmental justice movement is growing, maturing, and ushering in new leadership. The gathering was planned for 500 people. Over 1,200 delegates (voting members) and another 200 non-voting participants showed up for the four-day meeting. Women leadership is the engine that drives the grassroots environmental justice movement, a stark difference from the mostly white male-led mainstream environmental movement. To view the news article click HERE.
10/28/2002 Environmental Justice Summit Draws Over 1,200 Delegates
Environmental justice leaders convened the Second National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit (Summit II) in Washington, DC. Summit II organizers planned the four-day meeting for 500 participants. Over 1,200 delegates from grassroots and community based organizations, faith-based groups, organized labor, civil rights, youth, and academic institutions made their way to the nation's capital to participate in the historic gathering. To view the news article click HERE. A reprint of this article also appears at The Black Commentator.
10/24/2002 Minority groups fight environmental racism: Leaders call meeting in Washington by Melanie Eversley - AJC Staff
Asthmatic children with oxygen tanks and hazardous waste dumps in minority communities are among the ills that Robert Bullard of Clark Atlanta University and other leaders in the environmental justice movement want to fix. That is why Bullard and his fellow advocates have organized the largest environmental justice gathering in more than a decade. About 1,000 academicians, activists, scientists and students began meeting Wednesday in the nation's capital to figure out how to press the federal government to provide a clean, safe environment for all races.
10/24/2002 Calling for an End to Environmental Racism from The Tavis Smiley Show
Opponents of environmental racism are gathered in Washington, DC for a summit this week. Tavis Smiley talks with Richard Moore, director of the Albuquerque-based Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, and Robert Bullard , director of the Clark Atlanta University Environmental Justice Resource Center, two summit participants, about the goals of the environmental justice movement.