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Catherine Flowers presents “Environmental Justice: What Are We Leaving Our Children?” with the Sierra Club Montgomery Group

April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



April 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Sierra Club Montgomery Group


Auburn University at Montgomery
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Catherine Coleman Flowers to visit the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club Montgomery Group will have a special speaker at its April 18 meeting.
Catherine Coleman Flowers, a nationally known leader in the campaign for Equal Justice
and Environmental Justice will speak to the Group on the subject of:
“Environmental Justice: What Are We Leaving Our Children?”

Ms. Flowers has an impressive resume of accomplishments, only a few of which we can
list here. She is currently the Rural Development Manager for the Equal Justice Initiative
in Montgomery, working primarily in Lowndes County for the Race and Poverty
Initiative. She was born in Birmingham but grew up in Lowndes County, Alabama, and
attended Alabama State University, and the University of Nebraska where she earned the
Master of Arts Degree in History. For several years, she taught high school in Detroit,
Michigan, before returning to Lowndes County to fight for social justice and climate
solutions, especially in poor and rural areas of the United States. She is the founder and
executive director of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise Community Development
Corporation (ACRE). She is a Senior Fellow for Environmental Justice and Civic
Engagement at the Center for Earth Ethics, combining environmental justice with caring
for the earth. She is Practitioner in Residence at Duke University’s Franklin Humanities
Institute. She has worked with the Sierra Club and other environmental organizations to
form the Renew Alabama Coalition, addressing Issues of Clean Air and Water, Clean
Energy, Economic Development, Government Transparency, Sustainable Agriculture,
and Sustainable Infrastructure. She helped organize the first climate conference in
Alabama for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, which has named her one of its Women
Climate Champions. She is nationally and internationally known for her work, and
considers herself “a teacher by profession but an activist at heart.”

The meeting will be at Auburn University-Montgomery, Thursday, April 25, at 7:00 PM
in Room 112 of Goodwyn Hall (just north of the tall Library Tower on the south side of
campus). Parking is available in any white-lined space.