Social Justice and Climate Change Seminar

Social Justice and Climate Change Seminar
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
MSNR 345

Come learn about and discuss the human rights and social justice challenges of climate change, as well as actions we can take as individuals to help mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to the future. Join us for thoughtful discussion, good company, & snacks! All are welcome.

Dominique David-Chavez is a multi-cultural Caribbean Indigenous research scientist, and PhD candidate in the natural resource sciences representing the first generation in her family in higher education. She engages in her scholarship and practice in community-based climate research and science education with an intergenerational commitment towards supporting historically marginalized community members as leaders in the sciences. Dominique’s work in the Caribbean islands and Western U.S. engages Indigenous youth, elders, educators, and farmers as researchers, restoring self-determination to the original stewards of Indigenous knowledge systems and lands in which they are embedded. Dominique also serves as a leader in research in the growing movement for Indigenous data sovereignty and Indigenous data governance.

Lindsey Schneider is an Indigenous (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) feminist scholar who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by rivers, big trees, and salmon. Her research focuses on settler colonialism, the environment, and the diverse ways in which Indigenous peoples in the US and Canada have navigated a bureaucratic maze of legal barriers and political hurdles in order to sustain their relationships with the land and its inhabitants. She is currently Assistant Professor of Native American Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at CSU. Lindsey received her PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and her BA from Willamette University.

Stephanie A. Malin is an environmental sociologist specializing in natural resource sociology, governance, and rural development, with a focus on the community impacts of resource extraction and energy production. Her main interests include environmental justice, environmental health, social mobilization, and the socio- environmental effects of market-based economies. Stephanie serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University, where she is an award-winning teacher of courses on environmental justice, water and society, and environmental sociology. She is also the author of The Price of Nuclear Power: Uranium Communities and Environmental Justice and has published her research in journals such as Environmental Politics, the Journal of Rural Studies, and Society and Natural Resources. She completed a Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University after earning her Ph.D. in Sociology from Utah State University.

Event Date and Time: 
17 April 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Room 345 Michael Smith Natural Resources Building, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins