Diving Deep

Dialogues on Environmental Justice
Tue, 05/18/2021 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Zoom Webinar

Diving Deep: Dialogues on Environmental Justice 

Tuesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 20th, & Tuesday, May 25th 

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5:00 - 6:00 PM PDT: Roundtables and Q&A
6:00 - 6:30 PM PDT: Debrief and Conversation

As part of our 2020-2021 theme exploring cultural and ecological connections to oceans, the UCI Humanities Center will present a symposium exploring active interventions with the deep.  

This symposium will be a collaborative effort bringing together the humanities and the sciences, as well as other STEAM fields from around the UCI campus.

Three sessions will provide practical approaches to studying our oceans, engaging our communities around fighting for their access and preservation, and inspiring future generations to protect these fragile ecological and cultural environments. 

Session 1:Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Environmental Justice
May 18
A panel of interdisciplinary scholars will discuss their experiences with engaging communities to tackle environmental problems.

Session 2: Environmental Justice in Action
May 20
This panel explores the model of community-based, participatory action research by featuring existing collaborations between UCI faculty, students, and staff and community organizations, most notably, with Crystal Cove Conservancy and Orange County Environmental Justice

Session 3: Toolkits for Envisioning the Future 
May 25
Learn from and envision the future with different student-led environmental education resources at UCI, including the development of the EcoSpuddies kindergarten curriculum and the undergraduate Environmental Justice Collective.

The symposium is co-sponsored by Ridge to Reef, Newkirk Center for Science and Society, the Orange County Regional History CenterUCI Libraries, and other partners.

Check out the Diving Deep video series. In this collection of interviews, humanists and scientists discuss how they examine our relationships with the oceans. A critical component of these dialogs is the collaboration between the humanities and the sciences to solve issues facing our oceanic and cultural environments.
Diving Deep Ep. 1 - "Thinking Botanically: a Conversation about Literature and Science" with Jon Pitt, Assistant Professor, East Asian Studies, and Alyse Larkin, Postdoctoral Researcher, Earth System Science. See it HERE.

Diving Deep Ep. 2 - "The Currents of Memory: A Conversation about Art and Oceans" with Patrick Rafter, Assistant Project Scientist, Earth Systems Science, and Kathie Foley-Meyer, Ph.D. Candidate, Visual Studies. See it HERE.

Diving Deep Ep. 3 - "Environmental Problem Solvers: A Conversation about History and Ecology" with Steve Allison, Ridge 2 Reef Director and Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Earth Systems Science, and Juan Manuel Rubio, Ph.D. Candidate, History. See it HERE.

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