Event: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

Event: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson
Event: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine Wilkinson

Following Naomi Klein’s talk in Spring 2020, The Climate Action Capacity Project, funded by the Erol Foundation, is thrilled to host, in collaboration with groups across campus, this critical event on Nov 12th from 6-7:30pm!

When climate change looms large, the pandemic has no definitive end in sight, racism and racial injustices continue to compound, the US election is uncertain, and everything feels overwhelming, what do you do? How do you find your way to meaningful action? Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson will join us virtually for a special conversation about their experiences and draw on insights from their new book, “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis,“ a collection of essays by women spanning backgrounds, approaches, and generations at the forefront of the climate movement.

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities, and founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv , a consulting firm for conservation solutions. Johnson is the co-host of Gimlet Media’s How to Save a Planet, co-created the Blue New Deal, and has written and presented widely on hope, strategy, and the intersections of race, racism and the climate crisis. 

Dr. Katharine Keeble Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher working to heal the planet we call home. Her writings include The Drawdown Review (2020), the New York Times bestseller Drawdown (2017), and Between God & Green (2012), which The Boston Globe dubbed “a vitally important, even subversive, story.” She is a vice president at Project Drawdown, where she leads the organization’s editorial, creative, and communication work on climate solutions. She recently launched the “A Matter of Degrees” podcast.

Cosponsors include: MCAB, Franklin Environmental Center, SNEG, New Perrenials Project, Innovation Hub, among others.

Film Series: Water, Justice, Power

Join us for three film screenings in the Water, Power, and Justice Film Series where we will watch and discuss documentaries focused on water contamination in marginalized communities across North America, and the World. 

Flint: The Poisoning of an American City 

Date: March 30th at 7pm 

This documentary follows the events before, during, and after the Flint water crisis in 2014. It sheds light on the environmental neglect and environmental racism that occured during this crisis and the effects that this abuse had on the individuals in Flint. Many of us are aware of the Flint water crisis, but this documentary lets us into the homes and lives of the people living there and combines interviews with residents, experts, and committee hearings to dig deeper into the crisis.  

There’s Something in the Water 

Date: April 26, 7-9pm

This Canadian documentary highlights three communities deeply affected by the rampant environmental racism present in Nova Scotia. Elliot Page (the producer and director) speaks with Black and Indigenous women about how the pollution of their water has affected their families, friends, and neighborhood, and dives into why the outrageous health effects have been left unaddressed by the government. 

Flow: For the Love of Water

Date: May 18, 7-9pm

This 2008 documentary focuses on the global water crisis, water privatization, and pollution. Through interviews with activists, experts, and communities world-wide, Flow highlights the issues of agricultural pollutants and massive corporations controlling local water resources. Although this is a relatively old film, it introduces topics that are still relevant and pervasive today.  

  • Living Life at The Knoll

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    The Knoll

    Closed to the Public
  • Keynote: Julian Brave Noisecat

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Due to continued caution with COVID, we are able to welcome only Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students to attend events in person. Most events will be livestreamed. Please visit the Clifford Symposium web site to register to attend online.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Student Perspectives

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Due to continued caution with COVID, we are able to welcome only Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students to attend events in person. Most events will be livestreamed. Please visit the Clifford Symposium web site to register to attend online.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Middlebury Arts and Humanities Faculty

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    A group of Middlebury arts and humanities faculty join together to discuss the importance of creative expression in making sense of, relating to, and intervening in the many compounding urgencies of the climate crisis.

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Keynote: Mary Annaïse Heglar

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Due to continued caution with COVID, we are able to welcome only Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students to attend events in person. Most events will be livestreamed. Please visit the Clifford Symposium web site to register to attend online.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Keynote: Jane McAlevey

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Due to continued caution with COVID, we are able to welcome only Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students to attend events in person. Most events will be livestreamed. Please visit the Clifford Symposium web site to register to attend online.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Keynote: adrienne maree brown

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Due to continued caution with COVID, we are able to welcome only Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students to attend events in person. Most events will be livestreamed. Please visit the Clifford Symposium web site to register to attend online.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Faculty Perspectives Interdisciplinary Panel

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Due to continued caution with COVID, we are able to welcome only Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students to attend events in person. Most events will be livestreamed. Please visit the Clifford Symposium web site to register to attend online.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Keynote: Sarah Jaquette Ray

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Due to continued caution with COVID, we are able to welcome only Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students to attend events in person. Most events will be livestreamed. Please visit the Clifford Symposium web site to register to attend online.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • Environmental Studies Colloquium: 350.org Reunion

    The 2021 Clifford Symposium
    Radical Implications: Facing a Planetary Emergency

    Visit the Clifford Symposium website for event details.

    Due to continued caution with COVID, we are able to welcome only Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students to attend events in person. Most events will be livestreamed. Please visit the Clifford Symposium web site to register to attend online.

    Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

    Open to the Public
  • MiddView Optional Event: Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    MiddView Orientation Optional Event: Welcome, new students! Join us for an introduction to Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll on Saturday, 9/11 and Sunday, 9/12. Meet at PROCTOR TERRACE: we will walk down to the garden together along the safe route (by the Ridgeline apartments). Learn more and signup at go/knollhours.

    The Knoll

  • MiddView Optional Event: Knoll Garden Volunteer Hours

    MiddView Orientation Optional Event: Welcome, new students! Join us for an introduction to Garden Volunteer Hours at the Knoll on Saturday, 9/11 and Sunday, 9/12. Meet at PROCTOR TERRACE: we will walk down to the garden together along the safe route (by the Ridgeline apartments). Learn more and signup at go/knollhours.

    Middlebury College

  • An Introduction to Nonviolent Direct Action: Theory and Praxis

    Join us for a two part series on the theory and praxis of NVDA! We will review campaign strategy and action tactics, run role-plays, and reflect on the power of fierce vulnerability in direct action work.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Closed to the Public
  • Social Justice Podcast Club

    Throughout the pandemic, many of us have turned to podcasts as a form of entertainment and education. They are a great way to become exposed to new social justice topics, hear new perspectives and narratives, or dive deeper into specific issues. Join us every other Tuesday night to discuss one podcast episode from a variety of social justice topics including climate, racial, and indigenous justice. The assigned podcast(s) will be sent through email to club members a week or more before each meeting, hopefully providing ample time to listen, dissect, and take notes.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Life in the Time of Covid: Creativity & Faith in Times of Violence and Insurrection

    What does it take to dream the future we want? What does it mean to let go of the old in order to try something new?

    Join artist and catalyst Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees and artist & Middlebury scholar-in-residence Carolyn Finney as they lean into the borderlands of possibility to support multiple visions of the future.

    Bring your open heart and good questions!

    Click here for more information and to register for Zoom link.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series - Midd-Climate Action Fellows Reflections on Learning

    Middlebury’s recently launched Climate Action Capacity Project seeks to support all students in finding meaningful ways to engage and act on the climate crisis. One of the hallmark initiatives of the Project is the Climate Action Fellowship program, developed for students from varied backgrounds and interests. As they wrap up the inaugural year of the Climate Action Fellowship, participating students will reflect on their backgrounds, the work and learning they’ve done through the Fellowship and what they hope for themselves and Middlebury going forward.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Social Justice Podcast Club

    Throughout the pandemic, many of us have turned to podcasts as a form of entertainment and education. They are a great way to become exposed to new social justice topics, hear new perspectives and narratives, or dive deeper into specific issues. Join us every other Tuesday night to discuss one podcast episode from a variety of social justice topics including climate, racial, and indigenous justice. The assigned podcast(s) will be sent through email to club members a week or more before each meeting, hopefully providing ample time to listen, dissect, and take notes.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Film Screening: There's Something in the Water

    Join us virtually to watch “There’s Something in the Water” and engage in a short discussion afterward. This Canadian documentary highlights three communities deeply affected by the rampant environmental racism present in Nova Scotia. Elliot Page (the producer and director) speaks with Black and Indigenous women about how the pollution of their water has affected their families, friends, and neighborhood, and dives into why the outrageous health effects have been left unaddressed by the government.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Earth Week / Energy2028: Where Should We Go?

    As a part of this year’s Earth Week series Energy2028 and the Climate Challenge: Building the Future We Want, Friday events will focus on the ways in which we might approach the implementing and strengthening Energy2028 over the next seven years, as well as how we might lay the groundwork for the work we do after 2028.

    Facilitated group discussions will dive into topics of:

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Scott A. Margolin '99 Lecture in Environmental Affairs

    The 2021 Scott A. Margolin ‘99 Lecture in Environmental Affairs presents:

    “Forests, bats, guerrillas: A systems approach for thought and action in the Anthropocene” by Liliana Davalos, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Ride or Die: Fractured Environments, Building Community & Keeping it Real

    “Who I am is the possibility of the transformation of humanity.  What I’m giving up is that I’m misunderstood” – Mahting Putelis

    Who do you stand with?  Where do you stand?  What does it mean for us to have something in common?  CEO of Hunt to Eat Mahting Putelis and artist-in-residence Dr. Carolyn Finney open up with each other about identity, conservation, generational trauma, & the challenge of walking the talk.  Join them as they take the leap – bring your open hearts and good questions!

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Social Justice Podcast Club

    Throughout the pandemic, many of us have turned to podcasts as a form of entertainment and education. They are a great way to become exposed to new social justice topics, hear new perspectives and narratives, or dive deeper into specific issues. Join us every other Tuesday night to discuss one podcast episode from a variety of social justice topics including climate, racial, and indigenous justice. The assigned podcast(s) will be sent through email to club members a week or more before each meeting, hopefully providing ample time to listen, dissect, and take notes.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Climate Solutions for Vermont: Virtual Panel Discussion

    Join us for Climate Solutions for Vermont, a local virtual webinar of “Solve Climate By 2030,” a global teach-in designed to accelerate local solutions to climate change. Jon Isham, professor of Econ and ES, will moderate a panel discussion highlighting ENVS401 student project collaborations with local orgs to address climate and sustainability issues.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Represent This! Black Bodies, Green Space and Radical Self-Care

    “Nothing is more intimate than your body in the world” – Alice Randall

    NY Times bestselling author & activist Alice Randall joins artist & Middlebury scholar-in-residence Carolyn Finney for a conversation where they give up the “t” on the intimate experience of being a black body on a green and imperiled planet. 

    Join them as they go off the beaten path to dig into self-care, allyship, Black possibility and the art of living. 

    What would a Black Walden Pond look like? 

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry and Env. Studies Guest Lecture

    Prof. William Tarpeh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, will give a guest lecture via zoom, titled “Tracking and Treating Aqueous Nitrogen Emissions” on Friday, April 2, 2021 at 1:45 PM. Students are invited to meet with Prof. Tarpeh immediately following his lecture.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series - MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION

    Justice
    Merrill “Mez” Baker-Medard, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.
    Dan Brayton, Director, Environmental Studies Program, Professor of English and American Literatures.
    Alexis Mychajliw, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies.
    Daniel Suarez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.

    Please visit go/woodincolloquiumseries for zoom details

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Our Planet: Too Big To Fail

    Finance and Climate documentary featuring Midd Alum Elsa Palanza ‘01 – First major US online Screening at Middlebury with Q&A

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series Talk

    Other Pastorals: Writing Race and the Environment

    Jennifer Chang, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, George Washington University.

    Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Anxiety to Action: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis

    When climate change looms large, the pandemic has no definitive end in sight, racism and racial injustices continue to compound, and everything feels overwhelming, what do you do? How do you find your way to meaningful action? Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson will join us virtually for a special conversation about their experiences and draw on insights from their new book, “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis,“ a collection of essays by women spanning backgrounds, approaches, and generations at the forefront of the climate movement.

    Virtual Middlebury

  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series Talk

    Agroecology and Food Sovereignty - in Theory and Practice

    Martha Caswell, Codirector, Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative, University of Vermont

    Agroecology and Food Sovereignty are global movements for food systems transformation, but there are still many questions about what they represent and what they can achieve. This talk will explore their history and potential.

    Visit go.middlebury.edu/woodincolloquiumseries for information on how to view this lecture.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Knoll BIPOC Friends Affinity Gathering

    In collaboration with the Anderson Freeman Center, the Knoll will hold affinity space for BIPOC-identifying students in the time following the US Elections. We will offer peer-led restorative activities around the site. Bundle up and join us to decompress, and just be. 

    Rain date: Saturday Nov. 7, 2-5 p.m.

    The Knoll

  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series Talk

    What’s Old is New Again: Activating Natural History Collections for Climate Change Research

    Lauren Williams, Curator, Blacker Wood Natural History Collection, Rare Books department, McGill University Library

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series Talk

    The Material Is the Message: Art in the Time of Climate Change
    Jessica Beels, Sculptor and Installation Artist, Washington, D.C.

    Jessica Beels delves into how people perceive their surroundings – natural and human-made – creating artwork that challenges viewers to reexamine their presumptions and take a closer look. Incorporating both found objects and unfamiliar materials, her sculpture and installation work sparks intrigue and spurs conversations about our complicated and changing relationship with the world around us.

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public
  • Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series Talk

    Climate and Security in an Age of Great Power Competition and Global Disruption
    Sherri Goodman, Secretary General, International Military Council on Climate & Security, Senior Strategist and Advisory Board Member, Center for Climate & Security, Board Chair, Council on Strategic Risks, Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security), Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center

    Virtual Middlebury

    Open to the Public

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