NAACP Convenes HBCUs in the Gulf Region to Discuss Sustainability Research Agenda

September 29, 2010 / By Jacqui Patterson, Director of the Climate Justice Initiative


On Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) from the five Gulf Coast States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas convened at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, to discuss the engagement of HBCUs in planning and executing a research agenda on the oil drilling disaster, as well as ongoing sustainability in the Gulf region.

Attendees included representatives from 12 HBCUs, NAACP membership and leadership, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), the National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences, the United States Coast Guard, BP, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and the White House Initiative on HBCUS.

From that meeting, the Climate Justice Initiative developed an extensive report regarding the topics discussed and agreed upon conclusions.

Click here to view the Executive Summary. Click here to view the Full Report.

For more information on the HBCU convening or any of our activities contact Morgan J. Shannon, Program Specialist for Health and Climate Justice at

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