Dana Alston has been active on social, economic, and racial justice issues for 20 years. She is presently the director of the Environment, Community Development and Race project of the Panos Institute. Ms. Alston served on the planning committee for the first National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.
Conner Bailey is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at Auburn University. His research interests include the sociology of natural resources and the sociology of the environment. He has been involved in research in the social and political aspects of hazardous waste disposal for the past six years.
Nicole Brown joined the Panos Institute in October 1990 and has worked on the Central America and Caribbean Regional Program. A native of Jamaica, she holds an M.A. in International Studies, with an emphasis in Latin American Studies, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Robert D. Bullard is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Riverside. For over a decade, he has conducted research and worked on urban land use, housing, community develop. ment, industrial facility siting, and environmental justice. His book Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (Westview) has become a standard text in the field.
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., an ordained minister and a 25-year veteran of the civil rights movement, is Executive Director of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice. Under his leadership, the Commission issued its landmark study Toxic Wastes and Race and helped coordinate the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.
Robert W. Collin is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture, at the