Does Your Zip Code Impact Your Whole Life? - Redlining and Environmental Justice with Carlton Waterhouse
Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System invite you to join us for a Black History Month special event on redlining and environmental justice with Dr. Carlton Waterhouse. The practice of redlining - a discriminatory practice withholding services and financial investment in neighborhoods classified as "hazardous" (typically low-income or with a majority of minority residents) – has ongoing impacts throughout our area. Tune in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyZe5AE8IMA
Does Your Zip Code Impact Your Whole Life? examines the impact where you grow up has on your life. This series examines areas of life, including health, education, housing, wealth, and more. Join us as we take a deep look at the effects of redlining in our communities, environmental injustices in communities of color, and how it effects our health.
Dr. Carlton Waterhouse is an international expert on environmental law and environmental justice, as well as reparations and redress for historic injustices. He recently testified on the importance of reparations for African Americans before the Inter- American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States. He is a Fulbright research scholar and is a board member of the Environmental Law Institute. His views have been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets. He is a highly sought-after speaker who regularly addresses national and international audiences. His forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press explores the historic and contemporary role of the United States Supreme Court in maintaining racial hierarchy. His scholarship includes essays, articles, and book chapters focused on the ethical and legal dimensions of environmental justice and reparations.
Dr. Waterhouse is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where he studied engineering and the ethics of technology before deciding to study law. He is a graduate of the Howard University School of Law. While in law school, he served as an intern with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). After completing law school, Professor Waterhouse began his career as an attorney with the EPA, where he served in the Office of Regional Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia and the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. At the EPA, he served as the chief counsel for the agency in several significant cases and as a national and regional expert on environmental justice, earning three of the Agency’s prestigious national awards. His responsibilities at the EPA included enforcement actions under numerous environmental statutes, the development of regional and national policy on Environmental Justice and the application of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the EPA permitting actions.
Professor Waterhouse graduated with honors from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Master of Theological Studies degree and from the Emory University Graduate School with a Ph.D. in Social Ethics. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Professor Waterhouse examines civil rights and human rights issues in his scholarship and service. Professor Waterhouse actively participates in national and local organizations protecting civil rights and formerly served on a advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He teaches property law, environmental law, and administrative law related courses and is building the Howard University Environmental Justice Center at Howard Law School.