President's Distinguished Speaker Series: Majora Carter

WedFeb13
Campus Recreation CenterOpen to the Public

A leading urban revitalization and environmental equality strategist, Majora Carter has devoted her career to transforming urban blight and to developing “low-status” communities into places where people want to stay and live.

As part of the President's Distinguished Speaker Series at RWU, Carter will present a lecture titled, “Environmental Equality in Low-Status Communities: How a Clean Economy Fits in Our Shared Future.”

In her hometown of South Bronx, Carter established Sustainable South Bronx, where she launched MIT’s first Mobile Fab-Lab, an early iteration of the “Maker-Spaces” found across the nation, and co-founded the Bronx Tech Meetup and the StartUpBox Software Services, which created a tech-job pipeline to help diversify the U.S. tech sector. Carter is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, and named a BusinessInsider.com “Silicon Alley 100” and Goldman-Sachs “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.” Her 2006 TEDTalk was one of six to launch the groundbreaking site.

Also part of RWU’s campus-wide conversation, “Ocean State/State of the Ocean: The Challenge of Sea Level Rise Over the Coming Century,” join Carter as she discusses how a clean economy lies in the best interest of everyone’s future and how to work towards environmental equality.

Free and Open to the Public • No Tickets Required

Questions: (401) 254-3166

Note: 1 merit lottery point event for RWU students