Education and Environmental Justice (EEJ): a series of readings and seminars

With the environmental crisis widely accepted to be the definitional challenge of this century, and the landscape of social justice linked to this crisis now beginning to take shape, EEJ seeks to direct much needed attention to how educational research can respond to this multifaceted, transdisciplinary problem. The hope is that EEJ will serve to open a door into a vibrant space within the KPP cluster at the Faculty of Education for ongoing discussions about education and the environment, and geopolitical justice. Art by Rachel Woller.

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We have two events coming up. We hope you can join us for these events!

🌎 Education & Environmental Justice: Imagining Resilient Futures through Dialogue and Art

Date: 19/10

Time: 4.30-6pm BST

Zoom details: click here

As part of the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival, we, the EEJ team, will be presenting a panel discussion on our work from the previous year, discussing how we used dialogue and art to discuss topics as diverse as hydro-politics, petro-pedagogy, youth environmental activism, environmental policy, curriculum and education. At the centre of our panel will be some responses from artist Rachel Woller about the process of engaging with the topics we raised and responding in artistic form.

To learn more about the event and to sign up to attend, click here. 

🌎 Paulo Freire, Education and Environmental Justice Reading Group session

Date: 09/11

Time: 4.30-5.30pm BST

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This reading group session hosted by EEJ is part of the two-week series of events “Paulo Freire’s 100th Birthday: Celebrating his legacy in education” organized by the Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective (CLAREC) in collaboration with the Faculty of Education community and partner institutions, collectives and social movements.

The focus of this session will be on the legacies and relevance of Paulo Freire’s work – including his late work on the notion of ‘ecopedagogy’, part of his posthumous ‘Pedagogy of Indignation’ – to current debates and social action around environmental emergencies, crisis and injustices.

The readings for the session are: