Full Schedule: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/ejrpl/

Cosponsored by CLLAS

This symposium focuses on issues of equity and environmental justice on public lands. The event brings together practitioners engaged in
diversity, equity, and inclusion work throughout the Pacific Northwest with scholars focused on race, environmental justice, and/or Indigeneity as they relate to public lands.

  • Wednesday, May 9th @ 6:30pm in the Many Nations Longhouse: Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Lecture featuring Dr. Karletta Chief and Dr. Margaret Hiza-Redsteer.
  • Thursday, May 10th @ 7:30pm in Straub 156: Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte will deliver a keynote entitled “Ironic Storytelling for Public Lands: Indigenizing Justice and Coalition-Building.”
  • Friday, May 11th @ 7:30pm in Straub 156: Dr. Carolyn Finney, the author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, will deliver the final keynote.

The symposium also includes panels on Practioner Perspectives on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on Public Lands, Historical perspectives on Race, Environmental Justice, and Public Lands, Decolonizing Public Lands, and Labor as Public Lands Environmental Justice Issue.

Sponsors: Center for Environmental Futures, VPRI, Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, Program in Environmental Studies, Department of English, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Department of History, Moore Fund, Department of Geography, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Philosophy, Dixon Fund, Department of Landscape Architecture, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Coalition Against Environmental Racism, Department of Architecture, Department of Ethnic Studies, UO Outdoor Program.

Community Cosponsors: Bark, Beyond Toxics, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, City of Eugene River House Outdoor Center, Crag Law Center,Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah, Greater Hells Canyon Council, Meyer Memorial Trust, Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Northwest Youth Corps, Oregon Wild, Signal Fire, Willamette National Forest, Youth in Nature Partnership.