Sustainability in Philosophy October 2020 Forum: Climate Change and Racial Justice
Next installment of Sustainability in Philosophy Forum on Climate Change and Racial Justice will be held on Zoom on Monday, October 19. In the midst of heartbreaking and outrageous racial injustice around the world, this year presents a big opportunity for all of us to stand against racism, environmental and otherwise, and to merge environmental efforts with movements for racial justice more effectively than has been done so far. This forum will be a chance for us to come together as philosophers around these issues, and to think together about what we can do as philosophers within and outside our field. The forum will be at 10:30am-noon Eastern USA & Canada time; this somewhat earlier than usual time makes it more feasible for philosophers in Asia to join.
At the beginning of the forum, Olúfẹmi Táíwò, Gisele Secco, and Nora Mills Boyd will each speak for several minutes about their recent efforts and experiences related to climate change and racial justice, and/or about what they think would be good for philosophers to think about and do in the context of climate change and racial justice. We'll then invite any philosophers of color who are present and have not yet spoken to speak briefly if they would like to. And then we'll have open discussion for the rest of the forum.
If you have time, we suggest taking a look at these optional short pieces to get discussion going: one on colonialism as cause of environmental crisis, a recent Sierra Club statement, and our own statement of solidarity with racial justice movements.
If you would like to join, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning that you are a MAP member.
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