Just Environments: Pacific Worlds Reading Group and PhotoVoice

Department: Humanities Center

Date and Time: January 19, 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Event Location: Zoom

Event Details

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Please join us for an inter-university reading group and PhotoVoice project on Pacific Worlds.

January 19, 2021 @ 4:00 PM PST

Please RSVP here if interested.

Join us to read and discuss writings by two of the featured speakers in the Pacific Worlds: Indigeneity, Blackness, and Resistance symposium on January 22. Also, Maile Arvin will be conversing about her book, Possessing Polynesians: The Science of Settler Colonial Whiteness in Hawai‘i and Oceania (Duke University Press, 2019) on January 21. Check the websites for all the readings associated with these events.

For our reading group, we will be focusing on the writings of Nitasha Sharma (Northwestern), and Quito Swan (University of Massachusetts Boston).

Nitasha Sharma, "Embodying Kuleana"
Quito Swan, "Blinded by Bandung?"

PhotoVoice Invitation

Inspired by the PhotoVoice community participatory research methodology, we invite you to select one or two photos to share during our reading group meeting. What image comes to your mind as you completed the readings?  How might the image(s) illuminate the issues in the readings? We look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories about the photographs that you selected. Please submit the photo to this folder by January 18, labeled with your last name_firstname_title/description_datetaken (year, month, and day in digits e.g. 20210117 for January 18, 2021).

Co-sponsored by Just Environments Collaborative Group, which unites humanities centers across the United States (Furman University, University of California, Irvine, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and University of Utah) to foreground the intertwined nature of social and environmental justice problems.