Norman Barber

Mercy, Mercy Me Poison is the water that flows: A Call for Environmentalist in Urban America

Norman Barber

Mercy, Mercy Me Poison is the water that flows: A Call for Environmentalist in Urban America
nbarber@uri.edu

Biography

Since 2002, Dr. Barber has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Africana Studies. He is particularly interested in issues surrounding black racial identity development, the Civil Rights Movement, and urban problems.

Workshop Title: Mercy, Mercy Me, Poison is the water that flows: A Call for Environmentalist in Urban America

Workshop Description: This interactive workshop will explore strategies in transformative leadership, encourage environmental activism, and bring awareness to the fact that “things ain’t what they used to be,” as corporate greed is determining the future of humanity, boldly and without conscious. Student leaders, and other workshop participants, should approach this session with the intent of learning perspectives and conceptual frame-works that will enable them to critically perceive, examine, and understand taken-for-granted beliefs and assumptions about the cause and long-tern effects of environmental racism.

Workshop Time: Session I in Memorial Union Atrium 1