Past Event

Black Faces, White Spaces: Christian Cooper, John Muir, & (Re)Claiming a Green World

September 11, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Event Description: 

Christian Cooper. George Floyd. Removal of Confederate Statues. Renaming of institutions. Reparations. Systemic Racism. What’s environment got to do with it? How do we meet this moment? Drawing from her book, Black Faces, White Spaces, her relationships “in the field,” and her lived experience, Carolyn Finney will explore the complexities and contradictions of our past as it relates to green space, race, and the power to shape the places we live in our own image. By engaging in “green” conversations with black people from around the country, she considers the power of resistance and resilience in the emergence of creative responses to environmental and social challenges in our cities and beyond.

The event recording is available via the New York Botanical Garden's website. 

Event Speaker:

Carolyn Finney, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Kentucky

Event Information: 

Free and open to the public, please register via the event webpage. Secondary live captioning will be provided in Spanish. Hosted by the New York Botanical Garden