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

Help tenants in need by donating to our new rental assistance fund

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.

The book jacket of WASTE: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret, by Catherine Coleman Flowers