by Author Catherine Coleman Flowers

  • Publisher The New Press
  • Year published 2020
  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1620976081
  • Number of pages 208 pages
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From country girl to student civil rights organizer to environmental justice champion at Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative, Flowers shows how sanitation is becoming too big a problem to ignore as climate change brings sewage to more backyards—not only those of poor minorities. ebook icon Audio book icon

One of Smithsonian magazine's Ten Best Science Books of 2020

Catherine Coleman Flowers
About the Author
Author description

Catherine Coleman Flowers grew up in Alabama, and has spent 20 years calling attention to the problem of people living with no sanitary means of human waste disposal, so it collects in their yards, and sometimes seeps into their homes. Catherine Coleman Flowers is the founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice, and since 2008 has been the rural development manager at the Race and Poverty Initiative of the Equal Justice Initiative. In 2020, Flowers was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

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