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Weaving the Threads: Intersectionality, Sustainability & Environmental Justice
Start Date: 11/20/2017Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Date: 11/20/2017End Time: 5:45 PM

Event Description:

Join the Peace and Conflict Studies and Environmental Studies programs for a workshop led by Prof. Randall Amster, author of Peace Ecology. Weaving the Threads: Intersectionality, Sustainability & Environmental Justice
The confluence of contemporary crises represents a direct threat to human existence, yet also a remarkable opportunity to implement alternatives and cultivate visions for a more just and sustainable world. The framework of “climate justice” increasingly subsumes many of these issues and possibilities, providing a basis for transforming our thinking and acting in relation to essential resources including food, water, and energy production. Likewise, critical issues of equity, access, and distribution are brought to the fore, with the nexus of environmental justice and peacebuilding offering potential avenues for change. What theories and actions are informing current movements and responses? How can policymaking and the lived experiences of people and communities equally inform the discourse? How can we promote an ethos of responsibility in both senses of the word, as a form of accountability and a locus of empowerment? Drawing upon examples from local to global scales, this session will seek to spark a collaborative dialogue for cultivating resilient responses to today’s most pressing challenges.


Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., is Director and Teaching Professor in the Program on Justice and Peace at Georgetown University. He serves as Editor-in- Chief of the Contemporary Justice Review, and was formerly the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. He teaches and publishes widely on subjects including peace and nonviolence, social and environmental justice, political theory and movements, and the impacts of emerging technologies. His recent books include Peace Ecology (Routledge, 2015), Anarchism Today (Praeger, 2012), Lost in Space: The Criminalization, Globalization, and Urban Ecology of Homelessness (LFB, 2008); and the co-edited volume Exploring the Power of Nonviolence: Peace, Politics, and Practice (Syracuse University Press, 2013). His current research interests include environmental peacebuilding, climate justice, intersectionality and ecology, community and sustainability, and the justice implications of contemporary technology.


Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Kohlberg
Room: Kohlberg 116
Contact Information:
Name: Eliana Yankelev
Phone: (610) 328-7674
Email: eyankel1@swarthmore.edu
Peace Ecology book cover
Event Sponsors
Peace and Conflict Studies, Environmental Studies, the Provost's Office, the President's Office, and the Office of Sustainability
Open To
The Public

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