Willamette University will host Majora Carter, an environmental justice advocate, on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. She will be giving the 2011 Dempsey Lecture in Smith Auditorium. The lecture marks the 10th anniversary of the series.
“As one of the nation’s pioneers of successful urban green-collar job training and placement systems, Carter addresses public health, poverty alleviation and climate-adaptation by focusing on the value of local economic development on all aspects of our civic and personal lives,” a release about the lecture said.
Carter hosts the public radio series “The Promised Land” and works with The Wilderness Society, Ceres and the U.S. Green Building Council. Her work has earned numerous honors including Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People In Business, a MacArthur Fellowship, Essence Magazine’s 25 Most Influential African-Americans and NY Post Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement.