Dorceta Taylor from the University of Michigan will present "Diversity in Environmental Institutions: Trends and Challenges" at NMU. Taylor is a professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment and U-M director of diversity, equality and inclusion. She will address the lack of racial diversity in the fast-growing environmental field and factors that have contributed to the trend. Her talk is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, in 1320 Jamrich Hall.
Taylor is the author of Toxic Environments: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution and Residential Mobility. Her latest book, Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege and Environmental Protection, was released this year to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The book explores how ideas around the protection of wild lands, big game and other wildlife coincided with conflicts around race, class and gender. See Taylor's U-M profile here.
The presentation is free and open to the general public. Event sponsors are the NMU Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences, Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the gender and sexuality studies program. For more information, contact the EEGS Department at 227-2500.