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MLK Commemoration continues with talk by Environmental Justice Advocate

Bethlehem, Pa., January 26, 2010—As part of the continuing program to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Moravian College will hold a talk by Veronica Eady on environmental justice, titled “MLK’s Vision of the Beloved Community: Moving Toward Environmental Justice.”  The program will be on Tuesday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

Veronica Eady Famimra is a lawyer, policy consultant, and writer based in Berlin, Germany who specializes in environmental justice and human rights on global, national, and local levels.  She began her legal career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency working on litigation under key environmental statutes.  Before moving to Germany, she was Associate General Counsel and Director of the Environmental Justice Program New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, a non-profit civil rights law firm.

Eady has also held prior faculty positions at Tufts University, Fordham University School of Law, Stanford Law School, Golden Gate Law School and Irkutsk State University in Russia.  Currently, she is working with Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a Washington DC civil rights organization, on a comprehensive report on the status of environmental justice in the US.  Eady is widely published, most recently in the 2008 edition of the Law of Environmental Justice.

This presentation is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Moravian College.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.