Photo of a woman walking in a field

Carolyn Finney
Black Faces, White Spaces: Christian Cooper, John Muir & (Re)Claiming a Green World

Friday, September 11, 2020

11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. EDT | Online

This event is currently at capacity. Please feel welcome to register for our waiting list. If space allows you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the talk at the time our event begins. All registrants will also receive a link to the post-event recording.

Central Park birder Christian Cooper. George Floyd. Removal of Confederate Statues. Renaming of institutions. Reparations. Systemic Racism. What’s environment got to do with it? How do we meet this moment? Drawing from her book, Black Faces, White Spaces, her relationships “in the field” and her lived experience, Dr. Finney explores the complexities and contradictions of our past, the realities of our present and the possibilities of our future as it relates to green space, race, and the power to shape the places we live in our own image. By engaging in “green” conversations with Black people from around the country, she considers the power of resistance and resilience in the emergence of creative responses to environmental and social challenges in our cities and beyond.

This virtual event will be closed captioned and include a secondary webpage with live captions in Spanish.


Support for the Humanities Institute provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation