"Waste" author Flowers to give free lecture on housing and environmental injustice

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DURHAM—Environmental justice advocate, MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and author of Waste: One woman’s fight against America’s Dirty Secret, Catherine Coleman Flowers will give a free virtual lecture about housing and environmental injustice May 20 from 12-1 p.m.

The lecture is hosted by the Durham Eviction Diversion Program, a partnership of Legal Aid of North Carolina and Duke Law’s Civil Justice Clinic; and the Nicholas School of Environmental Science at Duke University.

The lecture is the second in a series launched in February by the Durham Eviction Diversion Program to support the new Durham Rental Assistance Fund, which provides badly needed rental assistance to low-income tenants in Durham County, a hotspot for North Carolina’s eviction crisis.

To attend the Flowers lecture

  • On Zoom: Use the form below or click here to register. (You do not need a Zoom account to register or attend.)
  • On Facebook: Visit our Facebook page at 12 p.m. on May 20 to watch the live broadcast.

To give to the Durham Rental Assistance fund

  • Go to our online donation form
  • Select “Durham Rental Assistance Fund” in the “Donation Designation” drop-down menu
  • Complete and submit the donation form

To learn more about the Durham Eviction Diversion Program’s lecture series, contact Community Resource Coordinator Dr. Alexis Clark.