Symposium | Race and Environment in the US
This one-day symposium seeks to offer a nuanced view of the nature-culture discourse and to reframe generalizing assumptions about humans’ relationship to the natural environment. We Americans pride ourselves on the diversity of our society, yet the concept of “melting pot” has pervaded much of our framing of who we are. In reality, this concept is viewed as a singular identity that is largely white European, young, physically able and privileged to possess the dominant voice and economic and political clout. This symposium foregrounds the voices, histories, contexts and critiques that have been left out of many discussions of American society.
Saturday, October 19 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
20 Washington Place, Auditorium (143)