Social Justice in the Academy Lecture Series

Honoring the Work and Legacy of Dr. Debra Emmelman, Department of Sociology, SCSU

farber"Not All People Are Polluted Equally: Environmental Injustices in New England"

With Dr. Daniel Faber, Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and Director of Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC)
Thursday, October 3, 2013
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ASC Theater

DANIEL FABER is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC). He is author of Environment Under Fire: Imperialism and the Ecological Crisis in Central America (Monthly Review Press 1993), the edited collection, The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States (Guilford Press, 1998) and Capitalizing on Environmental Justice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). He is currently working on a new report on climate justice, ecological refugees, and equitable policy approaches for dealing with global warming. 


schweitzer"Public Health and the Environmental Challenges in Nicaragua"

With Chris Schweitzer, MSW, Director of New Haven/Leon Sister City Project
Thursday, October 31, 2013
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
ASC Theater

CHRIS SCHWEITZER is the Program Director of the New Haven/ Leon Sister City Project. Mr. Schweitzer earned his MSW from Temple University. He has worked in community organizing, international human rights and other social justice/poverty related programs in the U.S and Latin America. He is also chair of the New Haven Environmental Justice Network. Mr. Schweitzer organizes efforts in New Haven to support social justice in Nicaragua including coordination of delegations and internships in Nicaragua. More information about the New Haven/ Leon Sister City Project can be found on their website: http://newhavenleon.org/.

Karen Ho"Wall Street, Globalization and Me"

With Dr. Karen Ho, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota
Monday, November 25, 2013
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Engleman Hall A 120

KAREN HO is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Ho earned her PhD from the University of Princeton.   Working in finance on Wall Street, Dr. Ho conducted firsthand ethnographic research just at the brink of the financial crisis.   Liquated, An Ethnography of Wall Street documents the culture on Wall Street, investment banking and the culture of capitalism.  

The series is sponsored by the SCSU Faculty Development Fund Grant for 2013-2014 and co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Department of Sociology.

For more information, contact:
Jessica Kenty-Drane
203-392-5689
KentydraneJ1@SouthernCT.edu
or
Kathleen Skoczen 
SkoczenK1@SouthernCT.edu