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Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, “Resilient Resources: Pathways to Sustainable Justice”

Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington is an environmental epidemiologist, environmental engineer and environmental historian with 30 years of research experience working on the impact of industrial pollution on human health and ecosystems.  She is a published author of Packing Them In: An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Chicago, 1865-1954 (2005) and Echoes from the Poisoned Well: Global Memories of Environmental Injustice (2006) and the creator and editor in chief of the first international environmental health disparities journal, Environmental Justice.  She was the first African American historian to study and publish a formal history of environmental injustices in the U.S. in 2006.

Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, The Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, The Nicholas School of the Environment, and The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.


April 4, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Field Auditorium, Environment Hall