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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 Jr. day by discussing the evolution of the environmental justice movement with Professor Dorceta Taylor, leading environmental justice scholar and activist, and Mustafa Ali, senior vice president of the Hip Hop Caucus.

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

Guests:

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

Mustafa Ali, senior vice president of the Hip Hop Caucus, and former head of the environmental justice program at the Environmental Protection Agency  

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

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

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.