Indigenous Peoples and Climate Justice: Resisting Ecological Colonialism, Decolonizing the Anthropocene
Wednesday January 31st | 4:30pm | Copley Formal Lounge
Kyle Powys Whyte holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability. His primary research in Indigenous philosophy addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organizations. This research covers Indigenous philosophies of sustainability and resilience and connects with theoretical literatures on decolonization and Indigenous resurgence. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Learn more about Kyle’s work here.
How Should We Eat? Eating in the Anthropocene
Friday, February 9, 2018 | 10am-5:00pm | New North 204
An all-day symposium examining the question “How should we eat?” and responses to it. Finding an answer now seems imperative given that the status quo drives climate change, environmental degradation, food insecurity, and diet-related illness. But what does asking this question presuppose about us, the askers and the eaters? And why don’t we seem to be satisfied with existing answers? Panelists will approach these questions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, literature, history, and the social sciences. Featuring a keynote lecture by Alexis Shotwell, Associate Professor of Sociology at Carleton University and author of Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times (University of Minnesota Press, 2016).