FHI Practitioner in Residence, Catherine Flowers, named one of Alabama’s 2017 Women Who Shape the State!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We are pleased to announce that our FHI Practitioner in Residence, Catherine Flowers, has been named one of Alabama’s 2017 Women Who Shape the State by the online publication, This Is Alabama. Congratulations Catherine!

Catherine Flowers, the 2017 FHI Practitioner in Residence, is the Executive Director and founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise, a nonprofit organization which focuses on leading participatory community development projects to improve infrastructure and quality of life in poor, rural communities in Alabama. Flowers also works with the Equal Justice Initiative, an organization which provides legal assistance to promote civil and environmental justice for marginalized communities, with a specific focus on challenging policies that trap racial minorities in cycles of poverty and injustice. Ms. Flowers is an internationally recognized advocate for the human right to water and sanitation and works to make the UN Sustainable Development Agenda accountable to front-line communities. She recently visited Standing Rock to demonstrate solidarity with the protestors. Ms. Flowers is also the Director of Eco-Ministry and Environmental Justice for the Center of Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, and participated in the launching of the New Poor People’s Campaign with Reverend William Barber and Repairers of the Breach.

To read more about our collaboration with Catherine, see here: https://humanrights.fhi.duke.edu/catherine-flowers/.

To read more about Catherine’s work, see here and here https://humanrights.fhi.duke.edu/?s=catherine+flowers.