University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

September 21-23, 2012: Black Environmental Thought II Conference

Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: Cowles Auditorium Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Cost: $125 for full conference. Single day, student, and community rates available.

Filling the deep void in the literature and practice of Black environmental thought.

The second national Black Environmental thought and practice conference invites scholars, activists, farmers, artists, gardeners, environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts across the African diaspora to engage in translocal and transnational dialogues about environmental justice. The conference aims to provide a space where participants can bridge theory and practice while creating ethically responsible collaborative partnerships.

Featured speakers include:
Bernice Johnson Reagon has been a major cultural voice for freedom and justice. An African American woman’s voice, a child of Southwest Georgia, a voice raised in song, born in the struggle against racism in America during the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s, she is a composer, songleader, scholar and producer.
Kweku Anno, Ghanaian engineer, recognized for his work on Empower Playgrounds, which provide power for use in rural Ghana. He is currently the managing director of K.A. Anno Engineering Ltd.
Monica White is an assistant professor of environmental justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a new position created and shared by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

See the Conference website

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