Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Potter House
An ecojustice and climate change reading.
Readers: Danielle Badra, Jen Deerinwater, Danielle Evennou, Devi Lockwood, Sam Mahone, E. Rhōdes Thompson, and Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul.
Moderated by Marlena Chertock.
Now, more than ever, writing about the environment is essential. In this age of rampant global warming denial, the EPA and government denouncing that climate change is a national security threat, and scientists facing banned words and censorship, it’s vital that writers share the truth. The U.S. is at a critical juncture in our approach toward climate change, renewable energy, and environmental stewardship. Engagement with these crucial issues should not be confined to political entities and the scientific community. The panel will begin with readings to set the stage, and conclude with opportunities for the moderator and attendees to ask questions. A panel of poets and prose writers will read ecojustice science work, and discuss what it means to champion truth through fiction. What is science writing and how can we hone it for good.