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'Changing Climate, Changing World' Lecture Series Scheduled January 28-May 13

  Confronting Inequality/Achieving SustainabilitySALISBURY, MD---Faculty from multiple disciplines present their unique takes on progress toward a sustainable world during the semester-long “Changing Climate, Changing World” lecture series.
This semester’s topic is “Confronting Inequality/Achieving Sustainability.” Lectures are 7 p.m. Mondays, January 28-May 13 (excluding March 18), in Fulton Hall Room 111 unless otherwise noted. Each talk will stand on its own, with no previous attendance required.

    SU faculty and guest speakers examine questions of equity, building resilience, and durable uses of environmental and social resources from socio-political, historical, environmental, economic and other perspectives. Topics include:

•    January 28 – “Confronting Inequality/Achieving Sustainability” series overview and panel discussion

•    February 4 – “How Did We Get Here? Historicizing Global Environmental Inequality and Sustainability” with Dr. Michael Lewis, Environmental Studies Department

•    February 11 – “The Biopsychosocial Ecology of Health Disparities and How Inequality ‘Gets Under the Skin’” with Drs. Karl Maier, Psychology Department; and Sherry Maykrantz, College of Health and Human Services

•    February 18 – “Principles of Environmental Justice” student panel

•    February 25 – “The Resurgence of ‘Small Agriculture’: Food Deserts, Urban Farming and Sustainable Communities” with Dr. Ellen Kang, Sociology Department

•    March 4 – “Expanding Definitions of Violence in a Time of Climate Change” with Dr. Shane Hall, Environmental Studies Department

•    March 11 – “Inequality and Sustainability Go to the Movies” with Dr. James Burton, Communication Arts Department

•    March 25 – “The ‘Anthropocene’ Debate: How Should We Name Environmental Inequality?” with Dr. Stephanie Bernhard, English Department

•    April 1 – “Spectacular Racism and Environmental Deregulation in the Trump Era” with Dr. Laura Pulido, University of Oregon Geography Department (Note: This lecture will be in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall.)

•    April 8 – “Unsettling Skepticism: Indigenous Phenomenology and Decolonial Sustainability in a Changing World” with Dr. Sol Neely, University of Alaska Southeast English Department (Note: This lecture will be in Conway Hall Room 153.)

•    April 15 – “Buffalo Resilience in a Landscape of Ecocide” with Dr. James Hatley, Environmental Studies and Philosophy departments

•    April 22 – “Living Off-Grid: A Reaction to a (Dis)Connected, Unsustainable and Unequal World” with Dr. Ryan Sporer, Sociology

•    April 29 – “Urban Planning to Create Sustainable Communities” with Dr. Amal Ali, Geography and Geosciences Department

•    May 6 – TBA

•    May 13 – Wicomico Interfaith Partners panel discussion

    Sponsored by the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts Sustainability Committee, admission is free and the public is invited.

For more information call 410-543-6374 or visit the SU website.