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School of Arts and Sciences

[ENVS Lecture Series] MINE: A Family History of Carbon, Race, Place, and Planetary Health

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

Feb 27, 2020, 12 – 1pm EST

The growing polarizations of our present often get framed as separate from American fossil fuel extraction. This talk focuses on crucial moments when these movements intersect. It offers a "relational ethnography" building from one family’s experience in a divided swing state. Following the ways carbon gets embodied, these intergenerational stories probe larger questions by populating broad terms like settler colonialism and hydrocarbon toxicity with the jarring intimacy of a kinship story.

Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
City: Medford, MA 02155
BuildingCurtis Hall
Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
Location Details: Multipurpose Room
Event Type: Lectures & Seminars
Event sponsor (school, institute, center, etc.): School of Arts and Sciences
Event Contact: Sara Gomez
Event Sponsor: Environmental Studies
Open to Public: Yes