2019 Sustaining Our World Lecture: Diversity and the environment

Dorceta Taylor

The 2019 Sustaining Our World Lecture welcomes Dorceta Taylor, the James E. Crowfoot Collegiate Chair and the Director of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the University of Michigan‘s School for the Environment and Sustainability (SEAS).

The lecture, hosted by the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the College of the Environment, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall. Taylor will present, “Diversity in Environmental Organizations: Lack of Transparency and Inequities in Compensation.”

In addition to her role as director and chair, Taylor is a professor of environmental sociology, teaching courses in environmental history, environmental politics, environmental justice, climate change and sustainable development, sustainable food systems, gender and the environment, and sociological theory.

“I believe each person has the capacity to learn and get excited about environmental issues,” Taylor said, describing her approach to teaching. “I think a thorough understanding of the past informs present thinking and actions.”

Her research focuses on history of mainstream and environmental justice ideology and activism, social movements and framing, green jobs, diversity in the environmental field, urban agriculture and food justice. Taylor has published a number of books and received several national awards.

The lecture is free to attend, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here.