Fit for a King 2024 Keynote: Dr. Robert D. Bullard

Register today for LaFHAC’s 17th annual Fit for a King Fair Housing Summit on Friday, January 12th, 2024 from 9:00am – 2:00pm CST. This year there will be both a virtual and an in-person attendance option. Come join us at the New Orleans Jazz Market or watch via livestream. Register here or with the link below!

We are excited to announce that this year’s keynote will feature Dr. Robert D. Bullard!

Dr. Bullard has been an Environmental Justice advocate for over three decades. Commonly known as “the “Father of Environmental Justice” Dr. Bullard is the Director of the Bullard Center for Environmental and Climate Justice, an award-winning author of 18 publications, and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University. He is also the first Black person to be awarded the Sierra Club John Muir Award.

His latest publication, “The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities” (New York University Press, 2012), documents the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on the Black community in New Orleans, and how systemic racism compounded the already devastating storm.

Learn more about Dr. Bullard’s amazing work at

There will be interpretation available throughout the Summit into Spanish and ASL. If you would like to attend and need interpretation into an additional language or an accommodation, please reach out to us at We will do our best to honor all requests for accommodations and interpretation.

Posted by Malcolm Phillipson 12/08/2023and categorized as Blog, Press Releases, Uncategorized