Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, & Climate Change (an online speaker series)Romy Opperman (Pennsylvania State University)
The Spring 2023 Anti-Racism, Anti-Colonialism, & Climate Change online lecture series is now live. The events will be equal parts lecture and Q & A, roughly 40 minutes for each. Speakers include Thomas Nail, Christine J. Winter, Romy Opperman, Dipesh Chakrabarty, and Malcom Ferdinand. Further information about each speaker is linked to the event page for their specific talk.
Various faculty will introduce each speaker: Laura Hengehold (Philosophy) will introduce Thomas Nail; Matthew Hodgetts (Political Science) will introduce Christine J. Winter; Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (Philosophy) will introduce Romy Opperman (who inspired this series); Ananya Dasgupta (History) will introduce Dipesh Chakrabarty; and Nathalie Nya (Philosophy) will introduce Malcom Ferdinand.
You can register for any of the five events here:
Attendance for each is currently capped at 101. But if for some reason we reach that limit, please let me know so that I can adjust the virtual room so that those who want to can enter it. Please share this announcement with anyone you think might be genuinely interested in these discussions. They are meant to be serious, open to newcomers, warm, and thoughtful. The idea is to bring imaginative and probing thought to bear on the topic areas of the series, emphasizing what the humanities and social sciences can bring to how we think about global warming, and linking some of the most important social justice topics that affect Northeast Ohio to environmental change. Think of the series not as applied work, nor as policy advocacy, but as addressing upstream assumptions and uncovering wider context.
On the ticket order form, you will also find this question:
What interests you about this lecture series? What do you want to learn?
The organizers of this series are genuinely interested in your answers.
This event is sponsored by Case Western Reserve University: Departments of Philosophy, History, Political Science; Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences; the Environmental Studies Major, the Office of Sustainability, the Social Justice Institute, the Swetland Center for Environmental Health in the School of Medicine, and the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Case Western Reserve University resides on the ancestral lands of the Lenape (Delaware), the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Shawnee, Wyandot Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and other Great Lakes tribes (Chippewa, Kickapoo, Wea, Pinakashaw, and Kaskaskia). This land of the “Northwest Territory” was ceded under force from the U.S. military by 1100 chiefs and warriors signing the 1795 Treaty of Greenville. Subsequently, the treaty wasn’t honored by the United States of America.
Wouldn't the fair thing be to honor or renegotiate treaties, collaboratively figuring out how to protect jurisdiction on sacred land? This would help create a world for our descendants that is born of good relationships.