Diversity and the Environment

Blacks in the Adirondacks with Author Sally Svenson

Blacks in the Adirondacks with Author Sally Svenson

  Band at a Lake George Hotel, 1890s, J. A. Thatcher, courtesy of Historical Society of the Town of Bolton Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Old Chapel, Union College Campus 5:30 Presentation, Refreshments from 5:00   When Sally Svenson mentioned to people during the several years that she was researching and writing about the history of blacks in the Adirondacks, the typical response was, “What blacks?” For, indeed, Adirondack inhabitants have been and still are primarily white. But there were black residents in the region during the one hundred years she examined between 1850 and 1950: farmers...

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Environmental Justice & Racism in the Food System

Environmental Justice & Racism in the Food System

Leah Penniman January 30, 2018, 12:45- 1:45 Reamer Auditorium   This event is sponsored by the Kelly Adirondack Center, the Multicultural Affairs Office, and the Sustainability Office.   It is free and open to the public!    ...

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Wha de Wata Bring: Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuation and Environmental Preservation

Wha de Wata Bring: Gullah/Geechee Cultural Continuation and Environmental Preservation

Thursday, February 18 | 5:30 p.m. Nott Memorial | Union College | Free and open to the public as part of the Kelly Adirondack Center’s lecture series on Young leaders, diversity and the environment A histo-musical presentation provided by Queen Quet, Chieftess and Head-of-State for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Queen Quet presented on the importance of cultural continuation in plans for environmental preservation and will discuss how to engage community members in such efforts by using traditional knowledge as a catalyst of connection.   Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a...

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Color of Climate: The Changing Face of the American Environmental Movement

Color of Climate: The Changing Face of the American Environmental Movement

Tuesday, October 27 | 5:30 p.m. Nott Memorial | Union College | Free and open to the public as part of the Kelly Adirondack Center’s lecture series on Young leaders, diversity and the environment Dorien Paul Blythers will present From the Sierra Club to Silicon Valley, new and old efforts to diversify have taken center stage in the ever-amplified conversation on race relations in America. Recently, we’ve experienced what happens when diversity and environmental advocates join forces to address the diversity gap the green movement is experiencing. Millennial environmental organizer,...

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