Mercy, Mercy Me! : Black Environmental Thought & the Future of African American Studies Symposium will take place October 7, 2010 in Frangipani Room at IMU, 5:00-7:30 pm.

The event will highlight the research, scholarship, and activist approaches of emerging, innovative scholars in various disciplines and fields, and the speakers will address the following questions and topics:

*   How can African American, African Diaspora, or Africana Studies implement agendas of environmental justice into its mission as a field?
*   How have African American and African Diasporic arts and cultures helped imagine changes in technology, science, and policies concerned with the environment?

Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley.  Black is the New Green: African Americans and the Environment in the 21st Century”
Angelique Nixon, Assistant Professor of Women?s Studies at University of Connecticut-Storrs. “Exiles in Paradise: Towards a Green Caribbean Future”
Marlo D. David, Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Purdue University.  “Reflections on Diaspora/Ecology/Culture”

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