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Sarah Broom in conversation with Vann Newkirk

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 18:00

Sarah M. Broom is a writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, and O, The Oprah Magazine among others. A native New Orleanian, she received her Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004. She was awarded a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant in 2016 and was a finalist for the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction in 2011. She has also been awarded fellowships at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The MacDowell Colony. She lives in New York State.

The Green New Deal

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 18:00

Rhiana Gunn-Wright is the policy lead for the Green New Deal at New Consensus.
Jennifer Parker is a Staff Editor for the Op-Ed page at the New York Times.
The event is part of the Environmental Studies 2019-2020 speaker series.

David Berman

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 00:00

David Berman is a poet and a singer-songwriter.
This event is part of the 2019-2020 Environmental Studies series, "The Lay of the Land."

Situated Mapping: Using Data Visualization to Rethink Urban Socio-spatial Inequalities **NOTE: NEW TIME AND LOCATION***

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 16:00

Dr. Shelton is a broadly-trained human geographer working at the intersection of digital geographies, critical GIS and urban geography. His research focuses on how urban spaces and social inequalities are represented, reproduced and contested through data. In particular, he is interested in how data can be used to produce alternative understandings of urban socio-spatial inequalities that challenge the stigmatization of certain people and places. 

Stories from Apalachicola: An Endangered River

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 18:00

Film screening and conversation with the filmmaker
Stories from the Apalachicola is the result of an interdisciplinary effort called the Apalachicola River Project.  The project is a collaboration between students in the Digital Media Production, Media and Communication Studies, English, and Environmental Science and Policy departments.  They partnered with Apalachicola Riverkeeper.

Life without Lead: Contamination, Crisis, and Hope in Uruguay

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 17:00

Life without Lead examines the social, political and environmental dimensions of a devastating lead poisoning epidemic. Drawing from a political ecology of health perspective, Daniel Renfrew situates the Uruguayan lead contamination crisis in relation to neoliberal reform, globalization, and the resurgence of the political Left in Latin America. He traces the rise of an environmental social justice movement and the local and transnational circulation of environmental ideologies and contested science.

Experiencing the Toxicity of Gordon Plaza -- “We feel enslaved in our own homes"

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 19:00

Join us for a forum and discussion with the New Orleans Residents of Gordon Plaza, a local community group fighting to get relocated from their current homes on top of the former Agriculture Street city municipal landfill in the Ninth Ward. The Agriculture site was formerly listed on the US EPA national priorities list (NPL) and part of the US EPA Superfund Program.

Rising: A Conversation on the Future of the American Shoreline with Author Elizabeth Rush

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 18:00

Elizabeth Rush, author of the new book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore will visit Tulane for the inaugural event in the ByWater Institute's speaker series Future Cities // Future Coasts. The public event will be held on November 7th at the Tulane River and Coastal Center overlooking the Mississippi River. This event is in collaboration with the Resilience Lab, a partnership between Tulane and the Water Institute of the Gulf, and undertaken with support from the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

Racializing Space: the Enviro-embodied Poetics of Bare Life in the Age of Neoliberalism

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 16:30

Dr. Víctor M. Torres-Vélez received his bachelors from the University of Puerto Rico (1996) and his Masters (2003) and Ph.D. (2007) from Michigan State University. He is currently affiliated with the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at City University of New York (CUNY). He is a critical medical anthropologist by training, who specializes in gender, justice and environmental change. Dr. Torres-Vélez' interdisciplinary theoretical expertise and interests are diverse.

Greenwashing Culture

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 13:00

Greenwashing Culture examines the complicity of culture with our environmental crisis. Through its own carbon footprint, the promotion of image-friendly environmental credentials for celebrities, and the mutually beneficial engagement with big industry polluters, culture both operates as a crucial polluter and enables environmental criminals to propagandize with local, national, and international communities in search of a social license to operate.