Women and Environmental Movements – Oct. 23rd, 2014 at 12pm

We’re more than half way through our 10 session line up for Womyn@Noon 2014! We’ve engaged in rich conversation each week for the past five weeks! If you haven’t had the chance to join us yet, there’s still time! Our sixth session in the series takes place this week! 

 

We’ll be hearing from two Rubenstein School graduate students on the topic of Women and Nature-Based Causes! 

This discussion will examine women’s work within environmental movements and directly connect this work to other initiatives and issues that women and their allies are speaking up against. 

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, 12pm here at The Women’s CenterEEE - Women Nature Causes - screens image

(34 S. Williams St. behind Waterman)

We’ll have goodies, cookies and tea. Feel free to bring your lunch and friends.

All are welcome! 

Direct questions or accommodations to: Maria.Teixeira@uvm.edu

A complete series listing can be found here: 2014 Womyn@Noon

 

More about this session:

Around the world, women are disproportionately affected by environmental issues. Vandana Shiva, an internationally acclaimed ecofeminist states that the degradation of the environment directly relates to the subordination of women. Others add that the environment and women have a history of being exploited, and in fact, violence against nature and women are one. Yet, women are increasingly at the forefront to speak out against such inequalities.

In this discussion, we will ask the audience to join us in examining the linkages between the social and environmental justice movements and women’s experiences. A comparative case study approach will be used in the presentation, with personal reflections welcomed from the audience. Guided discussion will follow, centered around questions on how these issues form, how women are encouraged or discouraged from stepping forward, and how we can take personal and societal responsibility for enacting positive directions forward.

 

About our facilitators:

Elizabeth (Bess) and Rezwana are graduate students in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Bess is a PhD student, focusing on the social dynamics and possibilities for engagement in urban national parks. Rezwana is a MS student, focusing on how national organizations frame risks associated with fracking. Both are passionate about exploring the human dimensions of environmental issues, which encompasses themes of social justice and enhanced relevancy.

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