Friday, October 21 at 12:00pm
Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC), 159
1415 Kincaid Street, Eugene, OR
Sarah Wald, Environmental Studies and English, and 2022–23 OHC Faculty Research Fellow.
This project examines the movement to diversify public lands access, outdoor recreation, and employment in the US. It focuses on organizations, social media accounts, and cultural productions (films, graphic novels, creative non-fiction) that counter the whiteness of outdoor recreation, public lands advocacy, and conservation. I use an environmental justice lens to analyze the stories told about race, nature, and nation in the movement. These stories offer new ways to imagine environmental belonging and political action for just futures.