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Majora Carter of Sustainable South Bronx to speak at UD


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The 2009 Stander Symposium keynote speaker is MAJORA CARTER, Founder, Sustainable South Bronx. Majora addresses public health, poverty alleviation, and climate change as one of the nation’s pioneers in successful green-collar job training and placement systems. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 to achieve environmental justice through economically sustainable projects informed by community needs. Her work has garnered numerous awards and accolades including a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and one of the NY Post’s Most Influential NYC Women for the past two years. She is a board member of the Widerness Society, and hosts a special national public radio series called “The Promised Land” (thepromisedland.org).

Her address is on Thursday, April 16 at 9 AM in the UD RecPlex. Admission is free and the event is open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets visit http://tickets.udayton.edu or call 229-2545.

A more detailed bio on Majora in addition to parking information and directions can be found on the Stander Symposium website at http://stander.udayton.edu.

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