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HT To Present 8th Annual Building Green Justice Forum

HT To Present 8th Annual Building Green Justice Forum

Huston-Tillotson University presents the 8th annual Building Green Justice Forum on Tuesday, October 12th, 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm via Whova.

This year’s theme is “Repair, Regeneration, and Reparations.”

Repair and regeneration have complementary but distinct biological definitions. Repair prevents an injury from spreading and re-establishes basic support; regeneration is a complete renewal of function that restores components by rebuilding them anew. We can envision how both definitions apply to environmental justice work, from science and policy to advocacy and community resilience.

The concept of reparations further challenges us to assess the current state of the environment and examine reparations in environmental contexts. How can we renew systems and processes while accounting for the cascading damages of the past? Can a focus on immediate repair hinder long-term regeneration? Is renewal of any system possible without reparations? And how might we use these concepts to enact environmental justice work that is inclusive and transformative?

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò as our keynote speaker this year. Dr. Táíwò is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University. His recent book, “Reconsidering Reparations,” proposes a new grounding for reparations, especially environmental reparations.

Join fellow environmental scholars, activists, community members, and HT faculty, students and staff for a keynote talk from Dr. Táíwò, followed by a discussion panel and workshops.

The Building Green Justice Forum is free. Register today!

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