Last week, student leaders Darrien Jones, Pamela Perkins, Chika Okwor and Celeste Brewer traveled to our sister HBCU, Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the Annual HBCU Climate Control Conference to represent Huston-Tillotson University and Green Is The New Black.

While at Dillard, our students were joined by other 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.

The conference addressed 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).

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HBCU Climate Change partner institutions included Alabama A & M University, Claflin University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Florida A & M University, Grambling State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Huston-Tillotson 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.

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