Queer Environmentalism: Community Action & Education
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this event will be held virtually.
Tuesday, January 19th, 3 – 4:30 PM
We invite you to join this focus group on queer environmentalism.
This focus group is intended to explore possible topics for a series of workshops in March and April 2021 that focus on empowering queer communities through environmental education and activism and will be led by Julia Goldsamt and Clio Jensen, two senior Environmental Studies majors at Bryn Mawr College.
Topics could include, but are not limited to queer environmentalism, ecofeminism, environmental justice, prison abolition, indigenous environmentalism & decolonization, and connections between the Center and environmental justice organizations in the greater New York area.
Julia and Clio are inspired by Queer, TGNC, and BIPOC environmental advocates, and are excited to continue their social justice education and activism through the lens of environmentalism. They are looking to focus on empowering LGBTQ+ youth and/or adults by giving them the resources they need to create a meaningful connection to land and their natural environment.
While at first glance, climate change and environmentalism may not appear to be queer issues, they are especially relevant to queer communities because the denial of land ownership and the marginalization of vulnerable groups are in many ways linked, and that reconnecting with the environment can create an empowering sense of place and community.