Dorceta Taylor, Ph.D.: Nature Protection, Inclusion, and Equality
Thursday, October 11, 7 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
Mt Zion Baptist Church, 120 Roberson Street, Kalamazoo
For almost two centuries, American naturalists have been at the forefront of nature protection. But, can they be effective in the future if they don’t expand their message and include a broader array of people in nature-protection activities? Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, will explore some of the origins of nature protection in America as well as historical and contemporary gender, class, and racial dynamics in nature protection around the country. Her talk will examine the logic of inclusion and explore the benefits of investing in diversity.
Dr. Taylor's books will be available for sale and signing at this event.