Majora Carter to deliver Dempsey Lecture

Environmental justice advocate Majora Carter will deliver the 2011 Dempsey Lecture at Willamette University’s Smith Auditorium on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Entitled, "Home(town) Security," the discussion is free and open to the public.

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.

Carter currently hosts the special public radio series “The Promised Land” and serves on the boards of 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.

The event marks the series' 10th anniversary and is co-sponsored by Willamette's Center for Sustainable Communities.