Thursday, October 7, 2021 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Human Rights and Global Justice Initiative housed by Institute for a Sustainable Earth (ISE), part of the continuous campus-wide effort to position Mason as a leader in inclusion and justice, will be hosting the fall event titled “Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice: A Cross-cultural Conversation” on Oct 07 (Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm, virtual). Several experts from Australia, Brazil and US, and Chief Frank Adams of the Upper Mattaponi Nation of Virginia, have been invited to share their experience and expertise.
Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice: A Cross-Cultural Conversation
Throughout the world, Indigenous peoples are on the front lines of the climate crisis while also confronting colonialism, racism, and disenfranchisement. In this panel discussion, academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from different countries will share their expertise and experience working in the nexus between Indigenous rights and environmental justice. We will explore the impacts of extractive capitalism, climate change, and public health emergencies, as well as a range of strategies that native communities are utilizing to protect their lands and waters. Join us for a dynamic discussion and public question & answer period!