The American Geographical Society (AGS) awarded Dr. Robert Bullard the prestigious 2023 John E. Gould Medal for his outstanding contributions to ethical geography. Acknowledging his groundbreaking work in environmental justice, AGS Vice President Dr. Deborah Popper highlighted Dr. Bullard's role in shaping the field. The medal was presented in New York City at the AGS Fall Symposium on November 17, 2023. Dr. Bullard, known as the 'father of environmental justice,' has authored 18 books and received accolades, including the UN's Champions of the Earth Lifetime Achievement Award. The AGS, founded in 1851, is a pioneer in geographical research and education, dedicated to advancing geographic thinking for the benefit of society.
About the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice
The Robert D. Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice at Texas Southern University was launched to address longstanding issues of systemic inequality and structural racism that cause disproportionate pain, suffering and death in Black and other people of color communities. Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities.