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Left Coast Political Ecology 2018 Workshop: Why Political Ecology Now?

A two-and-a-half-day workshop to be held at UC Berkeley.

Jan 26, 2018 04:00 PM to
Jan 28, 2018 02:00 PM

UC Berkeley McCone Hall

This event is organized around the theme of political ecology’s responsibility in the present moment. We aim to foster conversations around the field’s current theoretical and methodological engagements with racism and colonialism, as well as how we might strengthen our work toward anti-capitalist and anti-fascist ends. These questions are rooted in political ecology's commitments to praxis as well as critique. 

The weekend will include workshops on research methods that help us extend our work with non-academic communities and develop tools for critical ethnography and participatory research. The workshop will open with a public talk on Friday 26 January by Jade Sasser, assistant professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California at Riverside, titled "Climate Activism, Reproductive Justice, and Anticipation: Navigating the Intersections." The workshop will continue Friday evening and all day Saturday with discussions, round-tables, mentoring sessions and sidebars for a smaller group of participants (to be capped at approximately 50). The program will conclude with break-outs, brunch or a field trip on Sunday.

Co-sponsored by ISS.