Sept 3/5 Giller:
Generating Change: Why reaching a diverse environmental citzenry
is important for the future of the environmental movement
Find and read news coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. For example, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57599979/march-on-washingtons-50th-anniversary-commemoration-draws-tens-of-thousands/
Suggested reading for discussion
on Sep 5 Beginning
Courageous Conversations about Race by Glenn E. Singleton
and Cyndie Hays
Sept 10/12 Hanley: Beyond the
tip of the iceberg: Five stages toward cultural competence
Ukpokodu: Multiculturalism vs Globalism
Sep 17/10 From our guest presenter: In advance of
my presentation, I would like you to spend some time exploring the
idea of unconscious bias or as some psychologists call them,
implicit associations. Psychologists
understand that people may not say what's on their minds either
because they are unwilling (conscious) or because they are unable
(unconscious) to do so. The below link will connect you to the
Implicit Association Test (IAT). The IAT was devised by Anthony G.
Greenwald, Mahzarin Banaji and Brian Nosek, and is based on a
seemingly obvious – but nonetheless quite profound – observation
that we make connections much more quickly between pairs of ideas
that are already related in our minds than we do between pairs of
ideas that are unfamiliar to us.
Once you have explored the website and are comfortable with it please take at least two of the tests. One test should be on what I call the softer topics of music, politics, sports teams, etc. One test should be on the more challenging topics of the workshop such as race, religion, orientation, etc. Each session will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. It’s best if you remove all distractions and give yourself an uninterrupted 15 minutes.
Provided by CI International
Diversity and the environment: Myth-making and the status of
minorities in the field (Introduction)
Also, please read:
24/26 Work on your draft autobiographical essay draft.
Oct 1/3 Materials and websites to review in association
with the field trip to ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center:
1. Overview of Field Trip. Also, we will distribute a guide for our field trip as you enter ECHO on Tue morning. This guide contains questions that we would like you to consider while in the exhibit and prompts for your reflective writing after the exhibit. You can view this Guide here.
2. ECHO Webpage ECHO's mission is stated on their website:
Permanent exhibits at ECHO address the ecology and culture of Lake Champlain and the Lake Champlain Basin. They include some visual, audio-visual, and hands on activities.
3. Background about Abenaki Tribes and Tribal Recognition in Vermont
The state of Vermont has recognized several tribes of the Abenaki Nation. The Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs has information about recognition of tribes in Vermont
also provides links to
tribal websites. Visit these sites for more information
about the Abenaki tribes in Vermont.
4. Information about the Eugenics Survey in Vermont
Oct 8/10 Visit the Rubenstein School, Office of Student
Services webpage on experiential
learning to find out about opportunities for students to gain
experience and knowledge through internships and study abroad.
5. Information about the emerald ash borer from the Vermont State Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.
Information about the emerald ash borer from the US Department of Agriculture.
are interested in seeing the entire report, go here)
check out the Hastings
Center Report on state level Environmental Justice Policy.
It is quite lengthy, so go to your home state in the report and
see what EJ policy has been established there. You can find your
home state by going to the "Table of States" - on the 19th and
20th pages of the .pdf file, with hot links to each of the states
reviewed in the report.
Oct 29/31 Here are some resources for draft action plan:
Office of Experiential Learning with links to jobs,
internships, study abroad information
RSENR Diversity Plan
RSENR Diversity website
Alternative Spring Break
Next Step Retreat a social justice retreat for UVM students
Community University Partnerships and Service Learning at UVM
Global to Local/Local to Global Opportunities, Resources for Community Engagement
Office of International Education for study abroad programming
Global Village Residential Learning Community
Social Justice Resources: from the University of Vermont
Our Common Ground: University of Vermont
Self-Survey: Commitment to Combat ISMS
Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry: from the Southern Poverty Law Center
Ecological Society of
America, SEEDS program (Strategies for Ecology Education,
Diversity and Sustainability)
Chill Foundation, provides opportunities for at-risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through boardsports
Healthy City Youth Initiative, hands-on farm-to-school program designed to teach basic cooking and gardening skills, boost physical activity and increase healthy lifestyle choices for Burlington K-12 students
Please choose ONE of the following readings based on your interests - read it and provide a description of it for your paper this week. While we have related each to one of the majors in the Rubenstein School, you do NOT have to choose based on your intended major.
Floyd: Managing National Parks in a Multicultural Society (Parks, Recreation, and Tourism)
Some Hidden Benefits of the Urban Forest (Forestry)
Warren County, NC, and the Emergence of the Environmental Justice
Movement (Natural Resources Curriculum - Resource Planning)
Ecology and Environmental Justice (from the Ecological Society of
America) (Natural Resources
Curriculum - Resource Ecology)
Pellow & Matthews:
Immigrant Workers in Two Eras (compares labor organizing by
immigrant women in California in the fruit & electronics
Stephens: Environmental Justice: A critical issue for all environmental scientists everywhere (Environmental Science)
Exploring Diversity in the Wildlife Profession (from the Wildlife
Professional) (Wildlife/Fisheries Biology)
Presentations from some of Nov 5 presenters: Deane Wang/ENSC; Jen Pontius/FOR; Clare Ginger/NRC; Jed Murdoch/WFB
Nov 12/14 Allen:
Mining for justice in the food system: Perceptions, practices, and
and Golden Cage website. Be sure to view the Audio Slide Show (about 5 minutes)