1. Fall Speaker Series: Global Transition Movement
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Antioch Univeristy, 40 Avon St., Keene, NH (community room)
Steve Chase, Founding Director of AUNE’s Advocacy For Social Justice and Sustainability track in the Department of Environmental Studies, and a co-founder of the Transition Keene Task Force
The international Transition Movement is a vibrant, grassroots movement that seeks to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis. It represents one of the most promising ways of engaging local communities in a fun, visionary, and participatory process of community redevelopment. The vision is that all communities in the world will engage its collective creativity to unleash an extraordinary and historic transition to a future beyond fossil fuels; a more vibrant, abundant and resilient local economy; and a cultural way of life that is ultimately preferable to the present mass consumer society.
Come hear what's happening around the world and right here in Keene, New Hampshire.
For more information, call Steve Chase at 603-283-2336
2. Living a Life of Integrity in an Unjust World
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Keene State College, Mabel Brown Room
Dr. Jennifer Lisa Vest, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at University of Central Florida In a world marked by injustices manifesting in various ways from sexism to racism to classism to ableism to homophobia and combinations of all of the above, how do we make responsible choices that minimize our complicity in structures of inequality and oppression? Given our individual social locations how do we either fight or at least fail to encourage injustice?
Dr. Vest is a mixedblood (Black/ Indian) poet and philosopher originally from Chicago, Illinois (USA). She teaches Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Central Florida (Orlando). She has published articles on African, Indigenous, Caribbean, and feminist philosophy and is currently writing a book on Academic Native American philosophy. She obtained her Ph.D. from the Ethnic Studies Department at U.C. Berkeley where she wrote a dissertation on Indigenous Native American and African philosophies.