Forest(Reads) is a joint initiative between the Faculty of Forestry’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Associate Dean, Academic of the Faculty.
Many of you will have read the recent statement by the EDI Council chair on racism. As it says, moving forward means listening, learning, and, most importantly, acting on racism. There have been a number of much-needed conversations about actions that the Faculty can take and the Council plans on engaging in consultations to move these conversations and needed change forward. This is one such action. The goal of this particular initiative is to provide students, faculty, and staff with an opportunity to engage in shared learning regarding complex and difficult issues facing the fields of forestry and conservation. We will do this by encouraging everyone within the faculty to read the same book and encouraging all faculty to incorporate portions of the book into the courses that they are teaching. As this program evolves, we will introduce more focused readings on race and racism.
This year’s Forest(Reads) initiative will focus on the book “BLACK FACES, WHITE SPACES” by Carolyn Finney.
Forest(Reads) Launch Event
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Time: 2pm (PT)