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Vanessa Raditz's Pandemic as Portal lecture
Everyone is welcome to attend this live Zoom event with Vanessa Raditz. They'll be presenting their talk "Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change" as part of Spring Creek Project's lecture series "Pandemic as Portal: Creating a Just Future on Earth." After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the event.

Vanessa Raditz (they/them) is a queer cultural geographer, educator, and culture-shifter dedicated to community healing, opening access to land and resources, and fostering a thriving local economy based on human and ecological resilience. Vanessa is currently the director of the collaborative documentary film Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change. Vanessa is part of the founding collective of the Queer Ecojustice Project, educating and organizing at the intersection of ecological justice and queer liberation.

Pandemic as Portal is a nine-week series featuring visionary thinkers who are imagining the world anew as it reconfigures in the midst of the pandemic. Each speaker will explore their highest vision of environmental and social justice, think about the crucial steps we can take as individuals and communities to bring that vision to life, and share stories of how this new paradigm is already taking shape.

The series will be broadcast live on Zoom Tuesdays at 6 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST from January 12 to March 9. Other speakers include Kim Stanley Robinson, Erin Moore, J. Drew Lanham, Mazin Jamal, KJ Song, Michael Paul Nelson, Elizabeth Sawin, Bathsheba Demuth, and Nia E. Martin-Robinson.

Learn more and register for other talks here: https://bit.ly/3nmun37

This series is hosted by the Spring Creek Project and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Oregon State University. Raditz's talk is co-hosted by the Corvallis Public Library and Greenbelt Land Trust.

Mar 9, 2021 06:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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