Environmental Justice Topic of MLK Commemoration

On Jan. 29, the campus community attended the annual commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Memorial Chapel. Dorceta E. Taylor, a leading voice in the environmental justice movement, delivered the keynote address, titled “Different Shades of Green or Beyond the Farm."

On Jan. 29, the campus community attended the annual commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in Memorial Chapel. Dorceta E. Taylor, a leading voice in the environmental justice movement, delivered the keynote address, titled “Different Shades of Green or Beyond the Farm.”

Taylor is professor, James E. Crowfood Collegiate Chair, and director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Michigan. She is past chair of the environment and technology section of the American Sociological Association.

Taylor is professor, James E. Crowfood Collegiate Chair, and director of diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Michigan. She is past chair of the environment and technology section of the American Sociological Association.

In addition to the Wesleyan community, Middletown High School students and members of the Middletown community attended the ticketed event. 

In addition to the Wesleyan community, Middletown High School students and members of the Middletown community attended the ticketed event.

Prior to the keynote, student leaders from the Green Fund, Students of Color community and Eco Facilitators held multiple workshops designed to bring the Green and SOC communities together in sustained dialogue over matters of environmental and social justice. A desert reception followed in Zelnick Pavillon. (Photos by Will Barr '18)

Prior to the keynote, student leaders from the Green Fund, Students of Color community and Eco Facilitators held multiple workshops designed to bring the Green and SOC communities together in sustained dialogue over matters of environmental and social justice. Conversation continued during a desert reception in Zelnick Pavillon. (Photos by Will Barr ’18)