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Catherine Flowers and Philip Moses, “America’s Dirty Secret Continues”

America’s Dirty Secret Continues will provide an update on the intersection of climate change, race and environmental justice in Lowndes County, Alabama. The irony is that although this historic county is located along the Selma to Montgomery march trail, residents still live with raw sewage in their front yards, back yards, and sometimes entering their homes. With lead poisoning in Flint as well the eminent arrival of the Zika Virus to the United States, we are at a crisis level that will surely grow. Also evidence continues to mount about the possibility of third world parasites along one of America’s most celebrated symbols of freedom, the historic voting rights march trail.

Speakers include:

Catherine Coleman Flowers is the rural development manager for the Equal Justice Initiative, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Earth Ethics and is the founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise. She has a master of arts in history.


FullSizeRender-1Philip Moses consults with the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise. His experience in industrial hazards as well as his certification in blood borne pathogens is used to help advise about safety issues around raw sewage. He has a master of science in occupational health and safety.


Flowers’ previous talk, America’s Dirty Secret: Living Amongst Raw Sewage


Co-sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI.


February 16, 2016
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room
1st Floor of Rubenstein Library + Google Map