Ecopoetics Along Shorelines


Shoreline related and ecopoetical happenings during Spring 2018; please add more at will!


4/15, 5 pm—Examining Our Earth Through Poems, Open Books bookstore.

*NOTE: Our own Nat Mengist will be speaking before this reading!*

Join Common Acre and Open Books for an evening of poetry and discussion about what environmentalism looks like and how it intersects with other injustices faced today. The event organizer and host is Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Lily Baumgart. Readers include Aisha Al-Amin, Quenton Baker, Namaka Auwee-Dekker, and Sierra Nelson.


4/26, 6 – 7 p.m. – UW Bothell, Landscape, Power, and Popular Education with Laura Pulido

How can popular education use people’s everyday experience of landscape andplace to illuminate historical struggles and power dynamics? In this talk,
Laura Pulido discusses two projects: A People’s Guide, a radical tour guide,
and Sangre en la Tierra (Blood in the Soil), a historical atlas of foundational
white supremacy based on state-sanctioned historical markers. Both are popular
education projects intended to transform racial consciousness in order to move
towards racial justice.

Laura Pulido is professor and head of Ethnic Studies and professor of geography
at the University of Oregon. Her current teaching and research focus on white
supremacy, environmental justice, landscape, and popular education. She is the
author of several books, including Environmentalism and Economic Justice: Two
Chicano Struggles in the Southwest (Arizona 1996), Black, Brown, Yellow and
Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles (UC Press 2006), and A People’s Guide to
Los Angeles (with Laura Barraclough and Wendy Cheng, UC Press 2012).

LOCATION:University of Washington Bothell Campus– DISCOVERY HALL 061

RSVP requested here>>

This event is part of a nascent conversation around the development of The
People’s Geography of Seattle Project:

5/17, 4:30-5:30. Communications 120. Douglas Kahn: “The Case for Energies in the Arts”


5/18, 3:30-5:30 pm. Savery Hall 264. The Forgetting of Race in the Anthropocene Nancy Tuana, Philosophy, Penn State University Benjamin Rabinowitz Lecture in Environmental Ethics and keynote for “Eye of the Storm”

While recent work on gender and climate change has brought to light the differential impacts of climate change on women and men, far less attention has been directed to race. Applying an intersectional perspective reveals the forgetting of race in the discourses and practices of the Anthropocene. These dimensions can be revealed through, for example, attunement to the impact of institutions, examination of the discourses and strategies for mitigation and adaptation, and attentiveness to the framing of climate impacts.

5/19“, 9 am-5 pm Eye of the Storm: Climate Ethics in an Age of Inaction, Graduate and Early Careers Philosophy conference, CMU 202/204

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