Catherine Coleman Flowers

Rural Development Manager, Equal Justice Initiative; Founder and Director, Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice

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Catherine Coleman Flowers is the Rural Development Manager for the Equal Justice Initiative and founder and director of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice. In addition, she is Duke University’s Franklin Humanities Institute Practitioner in Residence. Her goal is to find solutions to the lack of sanitation in many parts of rural American that rival conditions found in the developing world. She has characterized this as “America’s Dirty Secret.” She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, a board member of the Climate Reality Project and holds a Master of Arts degree in History. She is currently writing a book about her journey as an activist and environmentalist. Inspired by her daughter and grandson, her goal is to create a sustainable world that will benefit seven generations to come.

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