SERVE-LEARN-SUSTAIN ANNOUNCES SPRING SEMESTER ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SERIES

January 9, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Hirsch serves as the Director for the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain.  She is an applied cultural anthropologist specializing in community sustainability, cultural diversity, experiential education, and network building.

Thanks to all the partners and participants who made the Fall Semester launch of our year-long Environmental Justice Series a great success! The semester comprised 16 events and activities hosted by SLS together with 16 partners and drew close to 1,000 participants. A number of faculty used series’ events to enhance their courses and encouraged their students to attend by offering extra credit or tying events to course assignments.

We have an amazing line-up now for spring, with 15 more events and activities, co-sponsored with 20 partners.

Check out our Spring Semester calendar here.

I especially encourage you to think about participating in these opportunities just around the corner:

  • 1/16: A great MLK Day of Service event in Clarkston co-sponsored with Friends of Refugees, The King Center, and PURE Cities
  • 1/25: A special opportunity for GT and members of our Integrated Network for Social Sustainability to provide input into the City of Atlanta’s new Resilience Strategy
  • 1/26 and 2/2: Our Structural Racism sub-series continues with a faculty conversation on teaching justice at Tech and a film screening of the new and widely acclaimed film 13th
  • 2/8: Guest lecture and panel discussion on one of the most widely publicized EJ issues of the moment, the Dakota Access Pipeline

We are excited too to be partnering with the Office of International Education to co-sponsor an EJ-themed Alternative Spring Break involving environmental clean-up of an oyster bed on Florida's Gulf Coast.  More information will be available soon on the EJ Series website.

We also continue to offer the same incentive program as last semester:  attend three EJ events - and we'll give you two free tickets to the Center for Civil and Human Rights!  (Note: All SLS events count towards this promotion, including events that are not part of the EJ Series)

Hope to see you soon!

Best, 

P.S. If you're taking a course related at all to the EJ topic - ask your professor if you can connect any of these opportunities to your assignments.  And if you're part of a student organization that relates to this topic - get in touch with us and let's collaborate.  Send us an email: serve-learn-sustain@gatech.edu