Urban revitalization strategist and Peabody-winning radio broadcaster Majora Carter will speak about “Home (Town) Security” at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series.
Admission to all talks in the series is free, but tickets are required. They are available at the Clowes Hall Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com.
Carter is probably the only person to receive an award from John Podesta’s Center for American Progress and a Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement from Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post. Fast Company named her one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business; The New York Times described her as “The Green Power Broker;” and the Ashoka Foundation’s Changemakers.org recently dubbed her “The Prophet of Local.”
Carter hosts the Peabody Award-winning public radio series “The Promised Land” and serves on the boards of the U.S. Green Building Council and The Wilderness Society. She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.
Carter founded and led Sustainable South Bronx, from 2001 to 2008, when few were talking about “sustainability”—and even fewer in places like the South Bronx.
By 2003, Carter coined the phrase “Green the Ghetto” as she pioneered one of the nation’s first urban green-collar job training and placement systems, and spearheaded legislation that fueled demand for those jobs. Her 2006 TEDtalk was one of six presentations to launch that groundbreaking website.
Since 2008, Carter’s consulting company has exported climate adaptation, urban revitalization, and leadership development strategies for business, government, foundations, universities, and economically underperforming communities.