The Watershed Institute welcomes Carolyn Finney, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence for Environmental Affairs at Middlebury College, for a virtual discussion on June 9 from 6 – 7:15 p.m.
Dr. Finney is a storyteller, author, and cultural geographer who studies identity, difference, creativity, and resilience. Her first book, Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors, was released in 2014 (UNC Press). Her work aims to develop greater cultural competency within environmental organizations and institutions, challenge media outlets on their representation of difference, and increase awareness of how privilege shapes who gets to speak to environmental issues and determine policy and action.
Each year, the Watershed hosts the Muriel Buttinger Lecture in honor of benefactor Dr. Muriel Buttinger.