SEAS Community Time: Meet and Greet with Author of Black Faces, White Spaces, Dr. Carolyn Finney

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019,
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Please join us in Dana 1040 from 3-5pm for a Meet and Greet with Dr. Carolyn Finney, Author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.

In this thought-provoking book, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the "great outdoors" and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. .

Location: 

Samuel Trask Dana Building, Room 1040

Contact person(s): 
Hillary Streit (hbstreit@umich.edu)