Public Lecture: Planetary Solidarity: Gender and Climate Justice in a Global Perspective
Climate change affects all of us, but not equally. People who live in poverty– especially in the global South – have done the least to cause climate disruption, yet disproportionally suffer its catastrophic effects. Climate change asks profound questions of justice and solidarity. Globally, poor and Indigenous women are especially at risk. Utilizing ecofeminist and postcolonial analyses, this lecture explores the ways that climate justice intersects with gender justice and explores what planetary solidarity might look like. Special attention will be given to the plight of Indigenous women in Canada and the United States, who experience increased sexual violence and sex-trafficking due to the oil extraction and pipeline construction in the Canadian tar-sands and the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
When: International Women’s Day, Wednesday March 8th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Location : Saint Paul University, amphitheatre
Speaker: Hilda P. Koster, Associate Professor of Religion, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
Dr. Koster holds a BA and M.Div. from the University of Groningen, a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. She teaches and publishes on global gender justice, ecotheology, ecofeminism, environmental ethics and Christian doctrine.
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