21st Annual Wege Foundation Speaker Series

Dorceta E. Taylor Ph.D.

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment

Thursday, April 13, 2017 / 4pm to 5:30pm
Aquinas College Performing Arts Center
1703 Robinson Road S.E. Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lecture is free and open to the public. Reception and book signing will follow.

When most of us think of the environment and conservation, we don’t typically consider issues of racism, sexism, class conflicts, and nativism. Yet historically, these dynamics are deeply intertwined in our nation’s conservation movement. This year’s speaker, Dr. Dorceta Taylor, director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, has written extensively about conservation, the environment, and social equity. Join us this April for a detailed presentation about how power and privilege have influenced environmental policies, reinforced social inequities, and the impact on public health, food insecurity and clean water resources in Michigan.  

Limited Seating:
RSVP to by April 6, 2017


Grand Rapids Urban League • Latina Network of West Michigan • LINC UP • NAACP Greater Grand Rapids Branch • Sierra Club Michigan Chapter • West Michigan Latino Community Coalition

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