November 14. 2023
A talk on the impacts of climate change and other environmental injustices and how stories can help us understand and work toward a more just world.
Hosted in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Diversity Education Series
All Film Showings are on the main campus in the Mel Lindstrom Student Union on the Grand Staircase
All events are free and open to the public
We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth and yet we are tied to institutions which relentlessly ask what more can we take? Drawing upon both scientific and indigenous knowledges, this talk explores the covenant of reciprocity. How might we use the gifts and the responsibilities of human people in support of mutual thriving in a time of ecological crisis?
What does it mean to be a person of color in outdoor spaces? This talk traces the history of colonization and manifest destiny through the environmental movement, offering an alternative narrative on outdoor spaces and who belongs in them.
Naomi Ishisaka writes a weekly column on race, culture, equity and social justice issues for The Seattle Times, where she is also the assistant managing editor for diversity, inclusion and staff development. Prior to joining The Times, Ms. Ishisaka served for eight years as the Editor in Chief of the award-winning ColorsNW Magazine, a monthly magazine focusing on communities of color in the Northwest.
Shemona Moreno, Executive Director, 350 Seattle
Deric Gruen, Co-Executive Director of Programs and Policy, Front and Centered
Lylianna Allala, Climate Justice Director, City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment