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Earth Week Special Panel Forum
Environmentalism and Social Justice: Challenging Stereotypes
As the world grapples and slowly winds down from an unprecedented public health crisis pandemic, we begin to refocus our attention and concerns for our natural environment. Most researchers studying the environmental movement base their analyses on historical accounts that advance a dominant perspective that often marginalizes communities of color.
Indigenous communities have been more successful with environmental conservation based on their more profound understanding of local ecosystems and reciprocal relationships with nature viewed through the lens of human existence created to preserve the earth.
Through intensive research Carolyn Finney, Linda Coombs, Camile Madison, Jedidiah Purdy, and Dr. John Kucich, have traced the origins of modern environmentalism using the history of colonialism. These researchers have identified a historical connection between Indigenous land grabs and a racialized idea of nature-dominated spaces, controlled and valued by humans and defined as white.
Panelists will answer questions after the discussion.
Join us by registering here: https://capecod.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqd-yurDstGNTIxeMOfbxjzYLbA9WDOKKw
Ms. Linda Coombs, Wampanoag Historian and Scholar
Dr. John Kucich, Bridgewater State University Professor, Indigenous Community Researcher
Ms. Camile Madison, Wampanoag Language Institute Faculty & Scholar
Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan, Executive Director, Sustainable Practices;
Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics, Northeastern University
Joshua Maloney, 4Cs Student, Environmental Social Justice Advocate, President of SVACCCC
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