Race and the Environment

Race and the Environment

Thursday November 18, 2010

7:00 p.m., Paresky L02

An important discussion conducted by leading intellectuals and environmental activists including:

Professors Kimberly Smith: Carleton College/author of African American Environmental Thought.  Talk title will be: “Fresh Peaches: Alice Walker’s cowomanism.”

Lizabeth Paravisini-Geber: Vassar College/author of numerous works on Caribbean Literature and currently working on a book entilted Endangered Species: The Environment and the Discourse of the Caribbean Nation. Lizabeth will be talking about postcolonial environmentalism in the Caribbean, focusing on Haiti in particular.

Jorge Marcone: Rutgers University/currently working on a study of the impact of ecological ideas and post-humanist discourses in Latin American. Talk title will be: “Hidden in Weeds: Ecology in US Latino Literature.”

Steven Chase: Antioch University/author of numerous articles on environmental justice and environmental advocacy. Talk title will be “Beyond Book Learning: Reflections on an Environmental Justice Field Studies Trip to Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley”