Thursday, February 25
The Good Fight: Environmental Racism and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice
Simran Sethi is an award-winning journalist and associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where she teaches courses on sustainability and environmental communications. She is writing a book on contemporary environmentalism to be published by Harper Collins in fall 2010.
Sethi is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics book. She is the founding host/writer of Sundance Channel’s environmental programming, The Green, and the creator of the Sundance Web series, The Good Fight, highlighting global environmental justice efforts and grassroots activism. She was named one of the top ten eco-heroes of the planet by the UK’s Independent and lauded as the “environmental messenger” by Vanity Fair.
Sethi is committed to a redefinition of environmentalism that includes voices from the prairie, the inner city, and the global community. This lecture on Thursday, February 25, at 12:00 pm in the Humanities Building Room 1008, is part of the conference, “Going Green from the Black Perspective: The Significance of Environmental Issues in Communities of Color.”