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Environmental Justice, Race, and Public Lands: A symposium

Environmental Justice, Race, and Public Lands: A symposium is the the inaugural symposium for the new Center for Environmental Futures. The symposium will be held from May 9th to 11th, 2018 at various sites in the University of Oregon.

The symposium will include presentations by 16 invited guests, as well as talks by various UO graduate students and faculty, including students from the Environmental Studies program. Of particular note are Kyle Whyte’s keynote address (Thursday, May 10th @ 7:30pm in Straub Hall room 156) entitled “Ironic Storytelling for Public Lands: Indigenizing Justice and Coalition-Building”, and Carolyn Finney’s keynote address (Friday, May 11th @ 7:30pm, also in Straub Hall room 156). Finney is the author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.

The symposium will open with the annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture (Wed, May 9th @ 6:30pm, at the Many Nations Longhouse), featuring Dr. Karletta Chief and Dr. Margaret Hiza-Redsteer.

The Center for Environmental Futures is a new collaboration between UO professors, students, and local community members to cultivate research and relationships that seek to solve our most pressing environmental and social problems. Please check the following link for event details, including timings and locations.