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Art, activism and EcoJustice education is theme for College of Education EcoJustice and Activism Conference

By Debra Johnson | Published March 17, 2015

EcoJustice Conference Flyer

Poster for the March 19-21 EcoJustice and Activism Conference

Faculty from the EMU Social Foundations of Education Masters program have organized a conference on EcoJustice Education, Activism and Art that will be held on March 19-21, in the John W. Porter Building.

The conference is titled, "EcoJustice and Activism" and was organized by faculty and students in the program to engage activists, educators, students, and scholars in deep and meaningful discussion aimed at alleviating and/or eliminating current social and environmental injustices occurring in local, national and international communities.

The conference will kick-off on March 19 at 7 p.m. with opening words and keynote address by activist and professor (MSU), Dylan Miner. Other keynote guest speakers include educator Charles "Chazz" Miller, and teacher, poet and activist Emily Abendroth. Acclaimed national poet Aurora Harris, will give a poetry reading at 5 p.m. as part of the closing keynote session.

EcoJustice Education is an approach that analyzes the deep cultural roots of intersecting social and ecological crises, focusing on the globalizing cultural, economic and political forces of Western consumer culture. Courses for a Masters degree in EcoJustice Education in the Social Foundations of Education Program at EMU include online, hybrid or a combination of online and face-to-face.

To learn more about the masters degree in EcoJustice Education, visit the program's website.

For more information on the conference, visit the conference website or download the flyer (pdf).