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(Online) Rob Nixon on Environmental Justice and Slow Violence

Wed September 14 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

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What aspects of the climate crisis are happening gradually and invisibly all around us, and how can we fight this? Join Princeton professor Rob Nixon to learn about 'slow violence' and gain a new understanding of environmental justice.

From flooded Kentucky streets to Portugal engulfed in flames, images of the climate crisis are used to underscore its urgency and communicate the scale of its devastation. For Princeton scholar Rob Nixon, however, of equal importance are the parts of climate change that are largely invisible and unspectacular. In his seminal 2011 work Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor, Nixon encourages us to look at gradual processes of environmental harm which lead to catastrophic events. When we consider the unseen alongside the seen, new strategies for the fight against climate change emerge, and environmental justice becomes a more attainable goal.

About the speaker:

Rob Nixon is the Princeton Department of English Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Family Professor in the Humanities and the Environment. He is the author of four books and a frequent contributor to the New York Times. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor was named a 2012 American Book Award winner and Choice outstanding book of 2011.

Important information: This event requires advance registration.

Evenings with an Author are free and open to the public (with a 10€ suggested donation)
thanks to the generous support of Gregory Annenberg Weingarten of GRoW @ Annenberg.


Wed September 14
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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