From Negro Removal to Non-Highway Removal

James Baldwin, 1963: “They were tearing down his house, because San Francisco is engaged, as most Northern cities now are engaged, in something called ‘urban renewal’, which means moving the Negroes out. It means Negro removal, that is what it means. And the Federal government is an accomplice to this fact.”

ESPC Presents: “From Negro Removal to Non-Highway Removal: Understanding How Environmental Racism Continues To Shape Buffalo”

Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14208

Thursday April 4, 2024

Time 6 – 7:30pm

Presenter: Jennifer D. Roberts, DrPH, MPH with special guests.

Dr. Jennifer D. Roberts is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health at the University of Maryland College Park (UMD). She is also the Founder and Director of the Public Health Outcomes and Effects of the Built Environment (PHOEBE) Laboratory as well as the Co-Founder of NatureRx@UMD.

5:00 – 6:00 PM

Memorial and Tribute
to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Presented by
Betty Jean Grant, We Are Women Warriors
Sherry Sherrill, Covington Associates Consulting

Justice and the Interstates:
The Racist Truth
About Urban Highways

Presented by Ryan Reft
Writer and Editor

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