Care for Our Common Home: Environmental Justice and Sustainability Across Disciplines

Care for Our Common Home: Environmental Justice and Sustainability Across Disciplines

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location

Virtual Event via Zoom

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

0

Details

Focusing each week on a particular theme – Water, Energy, Food, Extinction – speakers from the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences will reflect on environmental issues of immediate and long-term concern, model diverse approaches to the climate crisis and the urgent challenges it poses to our civilizations, and share ideas on how we can adapt to the changes in an increasingly turbulent world.

The Care for Our Common Home series is held on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. PST starting September 29 - October 20.

Discussion Topics

  • September 29: Water
    • Kate Boersma, PhD | Department of Biology
    • Andy Tirrell, PhD, JD | Department of Political Science
  • October 6: Energy
    • Meaghan Weatherdon, PhD | Department of Theology and Religious Studies
    • Hannah Holtzman, PhD | Humanities Center
  • October 13: Food
    • Aaron Gross, PhD | Department of Theology and Religious Studies
    • Michel Boudrias, PhD | Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences
  • October 20: Extinction
    • Ursula Heise, PhD | Marcia H. Howard Chair in literary studies in the Department of English and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA
    • Jeffrey Stuker, MFA | Artist and Filmaker

Register online at: https://usd-commonhome.eventbrite.com

About October 20: Extinction

As part of the Care for Our Common Home series, this talk explores the concept of multispecies justice from Dr. Heise’s book, Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species (University of Chicago Press, 2016). In the face of a sixth mass extinction of humankind, Heise discusses how biodiversity and extinction are primarily cultural issues and only secondarily issues of science. Stuker is an artist and filmmaker whose work has been shown internationally, from New York and Los Angeles to London, Paris and Berlin. He presents and discusses his short film Mimicry and The Monte Carlo Predator (2019), a close look at butterflies and mimicry as a survival strategy. This work, exhibited at Garden gallery in Los Angeles, has been described in Artforum as a “meditation on the fate of natural history in our current stage of technological reproduction.”

 

Sponsor(s)

This event is open to the public

Post Contact

Humanities Center
humanitiescenter@sandiego.edu