5th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference at Dillard University

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017



Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice in collaboration with the Texas Southern University will host the Fifth Anniversary HBCU Climate Change Conference March 15 " 19 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events related to climate change in order to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).

Another goal of the conference is to include local high school students in the activities of the conference. College bound high school students will be introduced to climate science, within the context of how their daily life activities affect climate. The sessions will be interactive, including computer simulated games.

HBCU Climate Change partner institutions include Alabama A & M University, Claflin University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Florida A & M University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Huston-Tilotson University, Jackson State University, Lincoln University, Mississippi Valley State University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A & T University, Savannah State University, Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.


Dillard University
Cook Fine Arts Center
Cook Theater
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122


Mary Williams
504-816-4028 office


The conference registration cost is $100 and $50 for students. A limited number of student travel scholarships are available. Travel scholarships include lodging and transportation (per diem is not included).


Dillard University
2016 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122

Event Contact

Mary Williams

Phone: 504-816-4028
Website: Click to Visit

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Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122