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Chat in the Stacks: The Dakota Pipeline, Climate Change, and Environmental Racism

Thu, Nov 09, 2017 | 2:30 pm

For ten years running, the Libraries and the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color have co-hosted this engaging series of panels on timely topics, featuring faculty from across the university. Our second Chat in the Stacks of the fall semester explores the Dakota Access Pipeline and its connection to climate change and environmental racism.

The construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, which runs from North Dakota to Illinois, was opposed by Standing Rock Sioux tribe members and environmentalists on the grounds that it would threaten the region’s clean water and ancient burial grounds. Even as the the pipeline’s environmental impact is currently being assessed, courts have ruled that it can continue operating. Join us for a panel discussion about the importance of continuing to engage in conversations about the operation of this pipeline, its lasting effects on the nearby Native American community and the land, and the often uneven distribution of environmental harm.

Participants include Elizabeth Sweet and David Orgon from Geography and Urban Studies, Amy Sinden from the Law School, Anthropology graduate students Dana I. Muniz Pacheco and Keisha Weil, and organizer Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon from the Theater Department.

This program is part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series.

Paley Library

Ground Floor Lecture Hall