Race and the Environment

Race and the Environment 2016 Symposium

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
5:00-6:30 PM
Pyle Center

Check Pyle Center lobby for room information.

Light refreshments served

A one-hour, open conversation on themes in Carolyn Finney’s book, Black Faces, White Spaces (University of North Carolina Press, 2014), which examines how the environment has been understood, commodified and represented by white and black Americans and others, and asks the question: Why are African Americans represented as they are when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation and environmentalism?

Carolyn Finney will be a keynote speaker at the 10th annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on Monday, April 25, at Monona Terrace.

Roundtable discussants:

Sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History and Environment, in collaboration with the Environmental Graduate Research Scholars (GRS).