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One Planet: The evolution of environmental justice activism in the US

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On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll mark Dr. Martin Luther King’s day by speaking with leading environmental justice scholar and activist professor Dorceta Taylor about the evolution of the environmental justice movement.

We’ll also speak with Native American activist Cherri Foytlin about her struggle to stop Bayou Bridge Pipeline, which will deliver shale crude oil from the Dakota Access pipeline to a refinery in Louisiana.


Cherri Foytlin, freelance journalist, climate justice activist, and the author of “Spill It! The Truth About the Deep Water Horizon Oil Rig Explosion”

Dorceta Taylor, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan’s School of Environment and Sustainability, and the author of "The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection"

Web Resources:

The guardian: The women fighting a pipeline that could destroy precious wildlife

Yale360: How Green Groups Became So White and What to Do About It