This virtual seminar and workshop series will explore how scientists can leverage their training and expertise to support the climate justice movement. The climate justice movement frames climate change not just as an environmental issue, but as a moral imperative to ensure that the needs of all people- regardless of race, geography or socioeconomic status- are included in the decisions about and solutions to climate change.
Join UC Davis' Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute in welcoming speaker Dr. Hilda Lloréns! Her research and writing is concerned with understanding how race, gender, socioeconomic class, the social practices of power and structural inequalities intersect in several areas of cultural and social life including, cultural production and national representations, migration, the body, the environment and ecology in the Americas. Lloréns is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island where she teaches cultural and linguistic anthropology courses. Currently, Prof. Lloréns' lives on the traditional lands of the Narragansett, Wampanoag and Niantic peoples. She was born on the Taíno island of Borikén today known as Puerto Rico, and is a person of blended enslaved- African and settler- Spanish ancestry and identifies as an Afro-Boricua woman. Prof. Lloréns is committed to anti-racist, decolonial and inclusive thought, research and pedagogy. Dr. Lloréns research has been published widely and you can find it here: https://hildallorens.academia.edu/research