Water and Environmental Justice in Flint: Marc Edwards Speaks at Univ. of Chicago Oct. 14

Join University of Chicago for a lecture concerning environmental justice and advocacy, and confronting government failure and deception. Marc A. Edwards, the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at Virginia Tech University, will be giving a lecture entitled Perspectives on Environmental Injustice in Flint, MI Water Crisis.

Professor Marc A. Edwards helped to uncover the Flint, Michigan lead water crisis.


Dr. Marc Edwards showing the difference in the corrosiveness of Flint River water vs. Detroit water (photo: michiganradio.com)

 His research includes projects for the National Science Foundation, the Water Research Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has also earned numerous awards that include: the Barus Award for Defending the Public Health and Interest, Praxis Award in Professional Ethics from Villanova University, and the National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship, awarded by the White House/NSF for work on corrosion in water distribution systems.

The event is free and open to the public. This lecture is part of the 2016-2017 Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture series and is presented by the School of Social Service Administration at University of Chicago. The event will be taking place at Assembly Hall from 6:30-7:30 on October 14, 2016.

Please contact Mary Beth DeStefano at 773.753.2274 or mdestefa@uchicago.edu for any questions about the event. 

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