The Western New York Environmental Alliance (WNYEA) and the Get the Rust Out Speaker series are excited to welcome Naomi Davis to Buffalo on November 10, 2012. Davis, a celebrated environmentalist from Chicago, will be speaking at the new University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center, in the Fifth Floor Atrium. This presentation, which is free to the public, will cover the work of her organization, Blacks in Green (BIG), and the design and development of green, self-sustaining, mixed- income, walkable-villages within black neighborhoods.
In addition to being the President and Founder of BIG, Davis is an urban theorist, attorney, activist and author. She is author of "The 8 Principles of Green-Village-Building"™ -- a whole-system solution for the whole-system problems common to black communities everywhere – which she presents in lectures, workshops around the country, and teaches at the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture. Together with its precursor "Grannynomics",™ green-village-building addresses the terrible triplets of pollution, poverty, and plutocracy.