"Doing Justice to the Archive: Climate Change in the Octavia E. Butler Papers"
Come to the Sustainability Resource Center, for a great chance to talk to UCSD Professor Shelley Streeby, professor in Ethnic Studies and Literature, about the past, present, and future of environmentalism, climate change, and social justice movements. We will also have free food, catered by Lemongrass (vegetarian tofu pad thai).
Professor Streeby will talk about her recent book, Imagining the Future of Climate Change: World-Making through Science Fiction and Activism, which discusses the ways in which social movements have been led, and continue to be led, by indigenous people and people of color. Streeby’s work highlights the stories and movements—in the real world and through science fiction— of folx of color, and how their work has helped us all better understand the relationship between activism and culture, and how both can be valuable tools in creating our future.
Furthermore Streeby’s areas of studies include: 19th and 20th Century US Literature and Culture; Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies; Comparative Colonialisms, War, and Cultural Memory; Fantasy, SF, and Speculative Fiction; Gender Studies and Queer Theory; Film, Media, and Visual Culture; Labor, Transnational Social Movements, and Radical History; American Studies.
For more information check out her description on the UCSD Ethnic Studies department page: https://ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/people/faculty/streeby1.html.
Come prepared with questions! And ready to learn! 😀
KEYNOTE for "UCI Undergraduate Writing Symposium: Sustainable Compositions / Composing Sustainability"
Support undergraduate writing and promote climate action by joining former Writing 39C students as they present Advocacy Papers that address a range of issues stemming from global climate change. This interdisciplinary event is open to the public and encourages anyone interested in composition, sustainability, activism, and cross-disciplinary collaboration to attend.
Event made possible by UCI Humanities Commons, UCI Composition Program, UCI Community Resilience Projects, and UCI Climate Action Training Program