Washington State University’s School of the Environment will host a free, public presentation, “Environmental Justice in Rural America,” by leading environmental justice activist Catherine Coleman Flowers at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

In her online talk, Flowers will focus on the problem of wastewater inequality as a social justice issue and the ways water and sanitation infrastructure serves as an indicator of larger cycles of racism and poverty in our country.

“This presentation will push our students, faculty and community to think more deeply and broadly about the interlocking human and technological dimensions of our environmental challenges,” said SoE Director Kent Keller. “The rural focus is especially pertinent to WSU’s mandate as a land-grant institution and its goal of advancing quality of life, economic development, equity and sustainability.”

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