Edwardo Lao Rhodes, a professor of public and environmental affairs at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, will deliver a lecture entitled Environmental Justice: Challenges and Obstacles as part of Plymouth State University’s Saul O Sidore Lecture Series on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
Rhodes will explore the roots of environmental justice from the 1980s to the present, focusing on the importance of identifying realistic policies, defining state and federal roles and creating international awareness for environmental justice. He will also share his most recent research on the economic and social impact of environmental justice.
Richard Heinberg will give the final 2005 Sidore lecture on Environmental Justice Tuesday, April 12, entitled The Party’s Over: Ramifications of the Coming End of Oil.
All Sidore events are held at 7 p.m. in Smith Recital Hall at Silver Cultural Arts Center on Main Street, Plymouth. Lectures are free to the public, but reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 535-ARTS. Each talk is followed by a reception with refreshments. For more information, call 535-2501.
The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at Plymouth State in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the University each year to address critical social, political and cultural issues and events of our time.
Series information can be found online at >www.plymouth.edu/sidore.