Upcoming Events

Following Yale COVID-19 guidelines, the Whitney Humanities Center will be hosting virtual talks and other events throughout the semester; we hope you will join us.

Friday, October 29

2021 Global Environmental Justice Conference

The 2021 Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of the Environment will focus on a just green recovery. As we emerge from the pandemic into the reality of climate disruption, it is clear that restarting the economy cannot mean a return to the status quo. Instead, leaders in government and policy, NGOs, universities, the private sector, and grassroots coalitions have a pronounced opportunity to rethink how we live. Domestically and internationally, justice will be at the center of investments in the recovery, and this conference will investigate theories of change in energy and food justice. How do we get from the problems we diagnose to the solutions? How do those solutions address the real economic and physical challenges while keeping justice at the center?

Panelists will include scholars, practitioners, and activists. These interdisciplinary experts will consider the tasks necessary to advance food and energy justice in the face of climate disruption. The conference, supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, will be hosted in a hybrid format at the Yale School of the Environment and via Zoom and will include interactive opportunities to engage the speakers and conference network.

Sponsored by Yale Center for Environmental Justice
Location: Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511)
Registration link: https://ycej.yale.edu/conference-2021
For more information contact: Gabriela Rodriguez, gabriela.rodriguez@yale.edu

8:30 am–5:00 pm ET, Zoom

Wednesday, November 03

Franke Program in Science & the Humanities

Hazel Carby, Yale University

Becoming White

Drawn from Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands, the lecture will discuss how Professor Hazel Carby employed the insights of Stuart Hall into the nature of identities “as stories we tell ourselves,” and systems of recognition that we adopt, to trace the role of visual culture in the creation of British imperial subjects and subjectivity.

Sponsored by the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series
Registration link

5:00 pm ET, Zoom