Honoring the Career of Bunyan Bryant: The Legacy and Future of Environmental Justice

Thank you, sponsors and attendees

The "Honoring the Career of Bunyan Bryant: The Legacy and Future of Environmental Justice" conference paid tribute to Professor Bryant, who is retiring after 40 years of service to his field, the School of Natural Resources and Environment and the University of Michigan. Throughout his long career, he not only helped define the field and movement but has always advocated for the people behind it. The conference's purpose is to pay tribute to his contributions while offering attendees new thinking from leading activists, academics and government leaders. The event took place nearly 30 years to the month since the historic Warren County landfill protest in North Carolina, which many consider the start of the modern Environmental Justice movement.

Thank you to our U-M co-sponsors:

  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Office of the Provost
  • School of Social Work
  • School of Public Health
  • Center for the Education of Women
  • Institute of Social Research
  • Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute
  • Children's Environmental Health Initiative
  • Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
  • Department of American Culture, U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Labadie Collection, University of Michigan Library

Honoring Bunyan Bryant:

Established in honor of Professor Bunyan Bryant, the Scholarship Fund for Environmental Justice at SNRE is given to a student in the Environmental Justice program to help cover research costs and other expenses. The recipient is someone who makes positive contributions to the Environmental Justice community at SNRE and beyond campus.


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