Past Event

Reimagining the Right to Health through Lenape Epistemologies

October 9, 2023
11:30 PM - 12:45 PM
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Online and In-person: Allan Rosenfield Building (Hess Commons), Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description

Human rights have historically advanced an anthropocentric world view that reinforces the right to health of human beings, disconnected from the health of nonhuman nature and what the Lenape people refer to as Kahèsëna Hàki (Mother Earth). On this Indigenous Peoples Day, consider reimagining health as a human right by de-linking from Euro-American conceptualizations of human/nonhuman, and instead drawing on Lenape knowledge systems. In the context of climate change, where the health of humans is dependent on the health of the planet, can the right to health be reimagined through Lenape epistemologies to protect the health of nonhuman nature?

Event Information

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage. Please email Katherine McCann at [email protected] with any questions. 

Hosted by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.