Talk by Environmental Philosopher Kyle Powys Whyte

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Environmental philosopher Kyle Powys Whyte will be giving talk, “Redefining Energy Justice through the Consent of non-Human Relatives” and leading a discussion afterwards.

Whyte’s talk, 9:15-10:30 am Saturday, March 7, at the Pyle Center (Room 325/326), is part of the exciting upcoming “Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds” graduate conference. Afterwards, please join us for an informal discussion over refreshments generously provided at the Pyle Center; if there is interest, we can continue the conversation at the nearby Sunroom Cafe.

Related to the theme of energy justice, we would also love to think together with you about the Wet’suwet’en nation’s ongoing resistance movement against the Coastal GasLink/TC Energy pipeline. In attempting to force the pipeline through, Canadian and provincial governments, RCMP, and Coastal GasLink/TC Energy (formerly TransCanada) are openly violating Wet’suwet’en, Canadian, and international law. A short documentary, Invasion (18 minutes),offers a close-up look at the current Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline resistance movement. Much more information and a toolkit for supporters can be found here.