Forest(Reads): A Virtual Book Club on Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

March 11, 2022 1pm


Carolyn Finney on stage talking about Nature Revisited

We invite you to join Forest(Reads), the Faculty of Forestry’s virtual book club on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  This year’s Forest(Reads) focuses on understanding Black experiences within the environmental field through the writings of Dr. Carolyn Finney, cultural geographer and author of the award-winning book Black Faces, White Spaces. Dr. Finney’s book challenges readers to analyze environmental movement assumptions about universal values, individualism and agency from a perspective that they reflect a class-based and racial power structure that denies participation from people of colour.

We are grateful for our co-sponsors and partners for this year’s Forest(Reads): The Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia Libraries and the Simon KY Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre.

Upcoming Events

Special Events

Live events with Carolyn Finney have been postponed temporarily. We are looking forward to bringing her to campus for special in-person presentations in the Fall.

All events except the Fall author visit will be held virtually through the UBC Canvas Site.

A passage from Dr. Finney’s book:
“Whiteness as a way of knowing becomes the way of understanding our environment, and through representation and rhetoric, becomes part of our educational systems, our institutions and our personal beliefs (Sunberg 2002; DeLucal & Demo 2001; Smedley 1993)”

Past Events

February 14th, 2022, at 1pmNatural Spaces & Ownership Discussion
February 25th, 2022 at 1pmHidden figures “who gets left out” Showcase Event
March 11th, 2022, at 1pmHow Gender + Race intersect in Forestry

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