Fall Signature Event

Thursday, September 23rd at The William H. Hannon Library and on Zoom from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Presented by Dr. Farhana Sultana, Associate Professor of Geography at Syracuse University

Keynote Address"Feminist Climate Justice in a World of Crises"

Climate change has had unequal and uneven burdens across places whereby the planetary crisis involves a common but differentiated responsibility. The injustices of intensifying climate breakdown, overlapping with injustices from the COVID-19 pandemic, have laid bare the fault lines of suffering across sites and scales. A climate justice framework might help us to think about and address these inequities. Climate justice fundamentally is about paying attention to how climate change multipliers impact people differently, unevenly, and disproportionately, as well as redressing the resultant injustices in fair and equitable ways. In this talk, Dr. Sultana will discuss how and why a feminist climate justice perspective allows for more equitable interventions to be envisioned and co-created for meaningful impacts.

Curated by English Graduate Student, Kemi Ogun (Class of '21) 

Library Exhibit: "Storm Cloud: Understanding Climate Change Conversations through Historical Sources" 

Highlighting historical sources from nearly four hundred years, this exhibition offers an introductory look at the way people have shared their thoughts about weather and their environment. Graduate student curator, Kemi Ogun, asks us to consider how voices of the past may have informed our contemporary attitudes toward climate. Her exhibition explores works created by scientists, theologians, artists, scholars, abolitionists, and others. How might historical sources help us record and better understand climate change?