Past Events

May 10 | CRISPR Cas9 and Justice

Wednesday May 10, 2017 Biomed 200, 12Noon-1:00PM Sponsored by the CRISPR User Group, SJRC Director Jenny Reardon (Professor of Sociology) will present a talk, to divert our gaze from the spectacular—we will cut out deadly genes; we will fundamentally alter the human species—to focus on the more mundane, but more profound changes of which CRISPR technologies are… Continue Reading May 10 | CRISPR Cas9 and Justice

May 18-19 | Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium

Wednesday May 18-19, 2017 All Day Digital Arts Research Center, DARC 108 A multi-disciplinary gathering to explore our relationships with the environment and social justice, engage in human/non-human collaboration, critique ideologies and debate new sexualities. Let’s examine where our “bodies” end and “nature” begins. What happens when we posit the Earth as our lover? Schedule to include keynotes… Continue Reading May 18-19 | Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium

Feb 17/18 | Democratizing the Green City: Sustainability and the Affordable Housing Crisis

  This two day conference examines a paradox: urban sustainability initiatives that are so vital in countering climate change can, through their improvements, contribute to driving up rents and driving out residents, and in the process, exacerbate sprawl, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change itself. Our speakers examine this growing link between environmental improvement and… Continue Reading Feb 17/18 | Democratizing the Green City: Sustainability and the Affordable Housing Crisis

Jan 25 | Against Purity

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:00-6:00 PM Engineering 2, Room 599 Science and Justice Visiting Scholar and UCSC alum Alexis Shotwell, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, will be in conversation with Jess Neasbitt (History of Consciousness, UCSC) about politics, movements and ethics in her new book Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times. Against Purity proposes a powerful new… Continue Reading Jan 25 | Against Purity

Jan 24 | Wiring Gaia at the Water-Energy Nexus: Indigenous Water Guardians and Decolonizing Water Science

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 11:40-1:15 PM Rachel Carson College 301 (Sociology) As emblematized by the ongoing protests at Standing Rock, water is a foundational element—biophysical, epistemological, and spiritual—in Indigenous societies and lifeways. Dr. Karen Bakker discusses how this crucial life source has come under increased threat due to the claimed necessity of extractivist development projects which… Continue Reading Jan 24 | Wiring Gaia at the Water-Energy Nexus: Indigenous Water Guardians and Decolonizing Water Science

Jan 23 | Film Screening: KONELĪNE: our land beautiful

Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs 2016 “TRANSCENDENT… epic spectacle. […]She lets the camera hunt for art in every frame, mining veins of abstract beauty rather than sharp nuggets of political narrative”  Brian D. Johnson, Maclean’s “ASTONISHING, stunningly beautiful. […] Equal parts sigh, song and cry.”  Linda Barnard, Toronto Star “BREATHTAKING, gripping. […] Finds beauty in… Continue Reading Jan 23 | Film Screening: KONELĪNE: our land beautiful