SEI Welcomes Back Kyle Powys Whyte for ‘Environmental Justice 2017’ Conference

Kyle Powys Whyte with SEI Co-Director David Schlosberg at ‘Defeating the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock: what it means for Indigenous people and environmentalism'

In November 2017, The Sydney Environment Institute welcomes back Kyle Powys Whyte, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, who is joining us for the ‘Environmental Justice 2017 – Looking Back, Looking Forwardconference and the Sydney Ideas public lecture ‘The Future of Environmental Justice’.

Environmental Justice 2017 – Looking Back, Looking Forward‘ celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the original Environment Justice conference and provides a retrospective look at environmental justice scholarship and activism in the field. At the conference, Kyle will participate in a ‘Keynote Conversations’ session that explores what environmental justice means for indigenous cultures.

For ‘The Future of Environmental Justice’, Kyle will be joined by fellow ‘EJ 2017’ keynote speakers Robert BullardMaxine Burkett, Lauren Rickards, who will discuss the meaning, and potential, of environmental justice in academic thought, as discourse for organising climate change activism, and as a demand for political action. For more details and to register, click here.

In anticipation of Kyle’s visit, we want to reflect on our past collaborations with Kyle. In February 2017 Kyle presented papers at the SEI workshops: Ecological Democracy- Looking Back, Looking Forward and The Re-(E)mergence of Nature in Culture‘.

We also had the pleasure of hosting Kyle’s Sydney Ideas lecture ‘Defeating the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock: what it means for Indigenous people and environmentalism’. Kyle’s lecture discussed his research on climate and environmental justice and writings on the #No DAPL movement. A video and podcast from the event can be accessed below.

In November, Kyle will be speaking at two SEI events:

You can attend ‘Environmental Justice 2017 – Looking Back, Looking Forward’. For more details and to register for the conference, click here. The conference program will be released in the coming weeks.

You can also register for ‘The Future of Environmental Justice’ – a free Sydney Ideas seminar featuring a lecture by Kyle.